SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “Rainfall deficiencies over 6 months have increased both in extent and severity for most of New South Wales, agricultural and east pastoral regions of South Australia, northern Victoria and southern coastal Western Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW England wool growers will be able to compare progeny from a range of genetically and subjectively assessed sires at a Merino Lifetime Productivity sire evaluation field day at Uralla on Friday.”
THE ADVOCATE – by Hayley Elg – “NEXT Wednesday, August 8, Creswick Woollen Mills will set out on a new venture, as it opens a store at one of Melbourne’s iconic tourism hotspots, The Block Arcade.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Peter Hunt – “AN EXPANDING mob of ghost sheep are living on electronically in the National Livestock Identification System’s database, despite having been sent to slaughter…”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Jarrad Delaney – “Allala Poll Merino Stud once again upped the offerings from the previous year at its 15th on-property sale at Kapinnie and saw returns with three top priced rams selling at $4200.
The sale saw 93 rams offered, four more than last year, with 91 sold and two passed in sold after the sale for an average of $1476.”
VOANEWS.COM – Reuters – “GUNNEDAH, AUSTRALIA —
From ground level, Australia’s drought looks like a featureless, brown dust bowl, but from the air it transforms into an artistry of color and texture as the land cracks under a blazing sun.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Mount Moriac Corriedale stud, Sweetfield, has taken out back-to-back supreme championship ribbons at this year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
The second win in a row continued to break a long drought for the stud; last year it won its first supreme championship in a decade.”
THE FLINDERS NEWS – by Mel Kitschke – “Jamestown Show’s ewe hogget competition has gone from strength to strength in recent years and organisers would love the momentum to continue for the 2018 event, to be held on Sunday September 30 at Jamestown Showgrounds.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman won’t voluntarily stand down at the next Annual General Meeting but will leave his fate in the hands of shareholders.”
STOCK AND LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “Ballarat rams: A good crowd of sheep and woolgrowers attended the 29th annual Ballarat Merino rams sale held in conjunction with the Ballarat Sheep Show…”