THE BORDER MAIL – by Jacinta Dickins – “The Riverina’s own Emily Pike has been giving the men a run for their money.
After only shearing for six months, the the Carrathool 21-year-old managed to smash out two personal records, shearing over 1000 sheep in just one week, beating the blokes by a long shot.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “A whopping $2196 average for rams sold at the Nine Mile Poll Merino sale could be a record, says owner Gordon Lucas.
The average price at last week’s sale between Tarras and Lindis Pass in Central Otago was $700 up on last year and 68 of the 72 rams were sold.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Ashley Fritsch – “Shears will be clicking at Axedale this weekend when the fifth annual quick shear event gets under way.
The family fun day raises money for four local groups – the school, preschool, public hall and fire brigade – and is usually held near Australia Day.”
STOCK & LAND – by Jamie Brown – “The Armidale, NSW, stud operated by Chris and Cindy Clonan, sold all 70 rams and averaged $1975, up almost $450 on last year with the most even line presented in the stud’s 15 years of annual sales.”
STOCK & LAND – by Hannah Powe – “THE enthusiasm of the wool industry and its producers was high as the Boorowa region celebrated 30 years of the Boorowa Flock Ewe Competition on February 16.
Twelve strong flock entries were put on show.
The growers represented came from a range of new and return producers.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2018 Australian Wool Industry Medal, which recognises those who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool industry.”
STOCK & LAND – by Hannah Powe – “Victorian buyers led the demand for Merryville, NSW, ewes, paying a top price of $220 per head, twice, for pens of stud ewes at the Merryville 34th annual stud and flock ewe sale recently.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “HOW HAS an industry-owned organisation that relies on total volume of wool, managed to generate revenue when volume has decreased by almost 500 million kilograms in the last three decades?”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “SEVEN finalists from across Victoria and NSW have been selected for the Peter Westblade Scholarship.
The scholarship provides in-kind support worth up to $10,000 over 12 months, and the recipient receives practical skills training, mentoring and the establishment of industry networks.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Nine Mile Station’s poll merino ram sale in Central Otago left the owners beaming about the high prices paid.
The Lucas family offered 72 rams for the recent on-farm sale and 68 sold for an average price of $2196, up more than $700 on last year’s sale.
Two rams sold for $4000, sold to Cecil Peak and Spotts Creek stations respectively. Volume buyers were long-term Nine Mile buyers Gundy and Lisa Anderson, from Bog Roy Station, who bought 15 rams.”