VOGUE – by Sujata Assomull – “It was a double win for India at the regional round for India, Pakistan and the Middle East at the International Woolmark Prize (IWP) held in Dubai last night.”
CORNISH & DEVON POST – by THE POST in LOCAL PEOPLE – “CHAMPION shearer, Rowland Smith, clipped his way into the world record books by conquering the ‘Eight Hour Ewe World Shearing Record’.
A record attempt of this type is an extremely demanding challenge and involved Rowland, a 30-year-old shearer from New Zealand, beginning his shearing marathon on Monday at 7am for two hours, followed by a further three runs each of two hours.”
THE GUYRA ARGUS – by Rachel Baxter – “The future of farming was in focus at the NSW Farmers’ annual conference in Sydney last week.
Local farmer Callan Schaefer attended the meet for the first time and said he was pleased with an announcement of six new Young Farmer Branches – with one set for the New England.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “NEW Zealand shearer Rowland Smith has broken the world eight hour strong wool shearing record by almost 40 sheep. shearing 644 to beat the former top tally of 605 ewes in four two-hour runs.”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – “In the previous article I talked about the North of the electorate and we got to Guyra. Let’s now continue our journey through the centre of the Electorate.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Stephanie Sinclair – “HE may only be 18-years-old but Ethan Harder has proven himself a threat to world sheep-shearing records, after mowing through 602 Merino lambs in eight hours two weeks ago.
According to the World Sheep Shearing Records Society, the official eight-hour solo shearing record for Merino lambs sits at 570, and was set in 2002 by Dwayne Black, Badgingarra.”
NZ FARMER – by Jon Morgan – “OPINION: Strong wool income for the year just ended doesn’t make for pleasant reading. For an average 8000-stock-unit sheep and beef business it is just over half that of the previous year, taking about $60,000 out of the bottom line.
Predictions for the year ahead aren’t any better at about $2-$2.50 a kg – although how anyone can reliably predict such a volatile industry beats me.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S superfine wool growers are being asked to consider supporting a ‘cease mulesing’ policy. Seven years after the passing of the industry’s ill-fated 2010 mulesing ban deadline, Sheep Central has been told the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association executive is canvassing membership support for a ‘cease mulesing’ clause in an animal welfare policy.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “THE waiting and the weighing is over and it’s all systems go for Hawke’s Bay shearer Rowland Smith, who will tackle the world solo eight-hour strong wool ewe shearing record in England today. The record will be live-streamed at https://agricamera.co.uk/sheep-shearing-live-stream/, officially starting at 7am in the UK, which is 6pm New Zealand time today or 4pm Australian Eastern Standard time.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “With last week being the first of the three week recess, the Eastern Market Indicator remains at 1,522 c/kg.”