SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW South Wales sheep classer Bill Mildren once told Victorian Merino breeder Jock MacRae that the top sheep will find themselves. After winning the Supreme Merino Exhibit sash with his two year-old ram Harvey at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend, Jock firmly believes the ram found him.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “GIPPSLAND wool handler Amy Rogers has won the Victorian state wool handling final in her first year as an open wool handler.”
RURAL NEWS – by Pam Tipa – “Greater sales volume is critical for Wools of NZ, says chair Mark Shadbolt. The trademarked scouring process Glacier XT will be a more volume-focused business, he says.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “GROWING more wool and making more money is reason enough for Kevin Blake to shear his flock every six months.
Add to that the removal of supplementary feed bills, improved growth and increased fertility, and the practice is a no-brainer for the Inverell, NSW, district wool grower.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “SUFFOLKS have been a passion for Deva Weitman, since her grandfather gifted her some of the sheep when she was 12 years old.
Ms Weitman, who hails from Washington State, US, runs Blue Rock Highlands and Suffolks at Romsey, with her husband Mark Clement.
One of Ms Weitman’s ewes won supreme short wool interbreed exhibit at Sheepvention last year and she will return this year to defend the title.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “A MORNINGTON Peninsula community has established a Corriedale sheep stud.
But while most sheep studs are run by families, business partners and schools, a group of teenagers and their parents established the Ovella Park Corriedale stud last year.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “SHEEPVENTION continues to serve its purpose of fostering innovation and giving producers opportunities to access the latest technology.
Just ask the two young farmers leading the Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society committee and its major annual event, on August 7 and 8.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “LEADING wool growers Tim and Carla Brody are again in the running to take out the annual Southern Clip of the Year.
The gong, which is announced at Sheepvention, was awarded to the Brody family in 2015.
The Melville Forest family sold 17.4 micron Merino fleece wool for an average of $2850 a bale in May — a price that was up about 40 per cent on last year — and were awarded the clip of the sale certificate.”
THE ARARAT ADVERTISER – by Erin Witmitz – “A YOUNG Horsham wool buyer believes his love of working in a shearing sheds led him to enter wool handling competitions throughout the state.
Zack Currie, 19, won the senior wool handling competition at the 140th annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend. “
STOCK & LAND – by Jennifer Shaw – “Were you out and about during day two of the Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo? Have a look through our gallery to see if we snapped you there…”