THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “A NEW shearing program has allowed Craig Trickey to run a better Merino operation.
Mr Trickey, who is manager for the Coryule Merino stud at Willowvale, recently switched to shearing every eight months and said the results could not be better.”
STOCK & LAND – by Stephen Burns – ” Champion and reserve champion ram – Clarendon, Strathbogie; Champion and reserve champion ewe – Clarendon, Strathbogie. A dedicated supporter of the Shropshire breed, Marilyn Mangione, Clarendon stud, Strathbogie exhibited the champion ewe which went on to be judged supreme for the breed by judge James Bond, Turpoint, Cornwall, UK.”
STOCK & LAND – by Stephen Burns – “Champion and reserve champion ram – Woodhall, Wedderburn
Champion and reserve champion ewe – Woodhall, Wedderburn
Most successful exhibitor – Woodhall, Wedderburn
“They are a bit stronger than I expected,” James Bond, Turpoint, Cornwall, UK, said as he reviewed the championship classes of the Dorset Downs.”
THE HINDU – by ShriVyshnavi Annush – “A fashion show at the launch of Prozone, Coimbatore’s newest mall, saw designers Suket Dhir, Sahil Kochar and and Dhruv Vaish showcasing their innovative designs in merino wool. They were invited to do so by Arti Gudal, Country Manager, India, for The Woolmark Company.”
STOCK & LAND – by Stephen Burns – “Champion and reserve champion ram – Hallylulya, Heywood
Champion and reserve champion ewe – Hallylulya, Heywood – Most successful exhibitor – Hallylulya, Heywood. A lifetime dedication to one of the oldest Brtitish breeds continued to be rewarded when Des and Marilyn Stevens, Hallylulya Ryeland stud, Heywood were complimented by judge James Bond, Cornwall, UK, for the trueness to type of their sheep.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “NSW Farmers has backed measures for strengthening oversight of the management and expenditure of the wool industry levy.
Delegates at NSW Farmers’ 2017 Annual Conference voted to confirm support for appointing WoolProducers Australia as the grower representative organisation providing arms-length oversight of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).”
NBR – by Tina Morrison – “A higher volume of wool was offered at New Zealand’s latest weekly auction as stockpiles from last season come to market.
Some 8,873 bales were offered at yesterday’s North Island auction, 32 percent above the 6,697 bales offered at the same time last year, AgriHQ said. The auction achieved a strong clearance rate of 81 percent, ahead of the 74 percent average clearance rate in the previous season which ended June 30, AgriHQ said.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “TOP young wool brokers from Victoria and New South Wales have been selected as finalists in the industry’s annual broker award.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOLPRODUCERS Australia has gained further support from NSW Farmers for its efforts to become the oversight body for Australian Wool Innovation.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN sheep meat leaders are reviewing strategies to manage a range of risks to the sector, including mulesing, before starting work on an industry-wide sustainability framework.”