QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Ruth Schwager – “STICKING with Merinos through the tough years has paid off for Tamworth fine woolgrower, David Gowing.
Mr Gowing and his daughter, Stephanie Cayley, run a flock of 600, including 280 ewes, at “Dunleigh” and “Wyoming”.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by bob Garnant – “Merino ram surveyors chasing improved genetics for their stud and commercial flocks were impressed with the quality at last week’s Narrogin Long Wool Day.
Looking over the 32 participating stud display, Yealering farming couple Brad and Virginia Nicholls took time off their busy hand-feeding schedule to go through the ram shed as they decide on their next sire options.”
BEEF CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “Elders chief executive officer Mark Allison has issued a challenge to Australia’s rural development corporations to achieve more with their levy dollars and government contributions.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Paula Thompson – “THE 2017 ram sale season got off to a cracking start at the Brimanna poll merino auction at Yeelanna on Monday, July 24, with a record average for the stud of $2365 – up $507 on the previous year’s sale.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “FOR the fourth consecutive year, the National Trade Lamb Indicator (NTLI) has continued to climb, averaging 639 cents per kilogram for the first half of the year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has called for nominations for three director positions available to be filled this year, consistent with the body’s constitution requiring that at least a third of the seven-member board must retire their positions every two years.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “SOUTH Australian Merino sales are underway, with strong results being achieved so far.
Mallee stud Kamora Park, Sandalwood, sold 191 of 194 Poll Merino rams last week, to average $2059 and top at $7200.
This was an average lift of $364 on last year’s sale, with 19 more rams sold.
Landmark joint auctioneer Gordon Wood said the sheep and wool industries were in great shape and with the overnight rain, plus more forecast, buyers could bid up with confidence.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Sheepvention pen of five ram sale
131 Poll Merino rams sold to $17,000, av $3281
107 Merino rams sold to $15,000, av $3252
5 Corriedale rams sold to $6500, av $2650
Five Dohne rams sold for $3500 each
ALTHOUGH lot numbers were down at the Sheepvention ram sale, the buying gallery and competition was just as strong.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “ANNA Brien at Bella Lana, Dripstone reminds me that the stud’s field day will be held this Friday, August 11 from 9am.
Specialist sheep classer Craig Wilson will be involved with the event from start to finish and keen sheep breeders should really benefit from the day.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “A RECORD average price was set at Sheepvention today as 247 rams sold from 270 offered for an average of $3270 and top of $17,000.
The top price was achieved again — for the second year running — by Keith, South Australia stud, Moorundie Poll Merinos.
Last year, Moorundie’s first Sheepvention outing saw them sell a ram for $30,000.”