FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “WESTERN AUSTRALIAN Merino studs made it back to back wins in the National pair competition when a strong wool Merino pair from the Crosby family’s St Quentin stud, Nyabing, were announced this year’s winners at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo, Victoria, on Friday night.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SHEEP breeders at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend were told the consumer is king and that they just needed to tell consumers why they needed to mules their animals.”
THE BORDER MAIL – “Lamb numbers increased and the quality slipped with a smaller run of prime lambs. Trade weights were best supplied and there was a good run of heavy lambs. Secondary lambs increased.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “STRONG sheep and wool prices and their impact on the industry’s positivity was evident at the Merino sale in Bendigo yesterday.
The annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show fixture, this year moved to the Sunday to accommodate breeders from further afield, had a markedly improved result on the last year.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “JOCK MacCrae knew he had bred a special ram well before it was sashed Australia’s top Merino.
The Eilan Donan Merino principal from Sutton Grange exhibited the supreme Merino exhibit of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend, the first time he had won the accolade.”
FARMING AHEAD – by Mark Saunders – “MORE than six million electronic identification tags have been ordered by producers as part of the roll out of the Victorian state government’s compulsory electronic identification system for sheep and goats.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “A rift has opened between sheep and wool bodies, as Meat and Livestock Australia invests in wool-focused research and development projects due to a “lack of progress” by Australian Wool Innovation.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MEAT and Livestock Australia hoped to have a cross-reactive footrot vaccine to protect against all serotypes of the crippling sheep condition by May 2018, MLA managing director Richard Norton told breeders in Bendigo last night.”
IOM TODAY – by Courier Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org – “A conference about wool is coming to the island this autumn.
Karin Flatoy Svarstad, an artist specialising in 3D sculptures in felt, began the travelling conference to highlight the problems facing farmers of the rare Viking breeds of sheep, which can be found across the North Atlantic.”
STOCK & LAND – “Today is the third and final day of Australian Sheep and Wool Show 2017. To fit into a tightened schedule (from four days in previous years), it is sure to be another busy day…”