THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “The world’s largest sheep show could not be celebrating 140 years at a better time.
Positivity in the sheep industry continues to climb, and it will no doubt help draw record crowds to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo this week, from Friday to Sunday.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “NEW Zealand sheep breeder and disaster assistance organiser Helen Heddell (pictured) will be one of the guest speakers at this year’s annual Women of Wool lunch.
The lunch is held at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show and offers women in the industry the chance to network, and features a variety of guest speakers.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “THE contribution of heritage breeds to the industry will be recognised at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show this weekend.
Breeders of Cheviot, Romney, English Leicester, Dorset Down, Hampshire Down, Ryeland, Lincoln, Dorset Horn, Shropshire and Southdown sheep will showcase the breeds which have been preserved to ensure diversity in the industry remains.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “IN A much anticipated move, the Merino ram sale has moved to Sunday at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. The annual sale held at the Bendigo event has traditionally been held on the Monday, after the sheep and exhibitors had gone home.”
YORKE PENINSULA COUNTRY TIMES – “CARRICOWIE… Bronte Blyth, Carricowie Poll Merino Stud, Brentwood, in the winners’ circle at the 2016 Royal Adelaide Show with the stud’s champion poll merino ram.”
YORKE PENINSULA COUNTRY TIMES – “BABIRRA… Peninsula buyers dominated Babirra’s 2016 Poll Merino auction, with regular client Paul Preuss, of Yorketown, purchasing the top price ram for $2000. With the purchase Elders Minlaton’s Miles Cockington, Lynda Farrow, Paul, Craig Farrow, and Landmark Minlaton branch manager Damian Bennett.”
YORKE PENINSULA COUNTRY TIMES – “NORTH COWIE… Top price Poll Merino at the 2016 North Cowie on-property auction was purchased by Dave Hickman, Castle Hill, Curramulka. With the purchase are Elders Minlaton’s Miles Cockington, buyer’s agent Quality Wool Minlaton’s Anthony Bray, Dave, North Cowie’s Joseph Murdoch and Landmark Minlaton branch manager Damian Bennett.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – “ONE thread of Jacqui Fink’s yarn would make a mighty fine scarf, but knitting it together has brought her worldwide attention.
Her oversized knitted pieces take pride of place on walls at the opera house in Dubai, Sofitel in Sydney and in homes around the world.
Jacqui pioneered the art of extreme knitting in Australia, named for the oversized needles and unconventionally thick yarn made from unspun wool fibres, or woollen tops, she uses to make her creations.”
THE ADVERTISER – by Erin Jones and Tim Williams – “IMAGINE the bewilderment of shoppers seeing woolly rams being shorn in the middle of shopping centres across Australia.
It was this quirky marketing technique that has helped make MiniJumbuk one of Australia’s biggest wool-product businesses.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Brooke Neindorf – “With wild dogs continuing to present a major issue for livestock producers, a group of Eyre Peninsula locals are embracing the benefits of guardian animals. Some producers in the far west of South Australia have seen sheep losses in their hundreds and are at their wits end about what to do about it.”