THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Rueben Hale – “The return of the children to the farm has meant a move to greener pastures for the Hassell family of Pingelly.
It has been six months since John and Michelle Hassell moved from their previous property close to town to a more extensive property 15km further out.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “KOOLE VALE
*32 of 36 Poll Merino and Merino rams sold to $1900, av $1006
*Total clearance of 15 White Suffolk rams to $1100, av $700
Success in the show ring has translated to the sale floor for Koole Vale Merinos and Poll Merinos, Costerfield, according to stud principal Alan Harris.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – “The World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships won big last night at the New Zealand Event Association’s Annual Awards in Auckland.
The event was named Best International Event while ILT Stadium Southland took out the Best Industry Supplier category as venue for the 2017 Championships held in Invercargill in February this year.”
MANX RADIO – ” 170 delegates gather in Douglas
A conference established to encourage the breeding and protection of Viking breeds of sheep starts today (12 Oct) at the Manx Museum.
It’s the first day of the North Atlantic Native Sheep and Wool Conference, attracting attention and visitors from across the globe.”
FAST COMPANY – by Elizabeth Segran – “Fashion is one of world’s most polluting industries. As Theory turns 20, founder Andrew Rosen has a bold plan to develop workwear that is more Earth-friendly.”
THE RURAL – “THE extensive ewe base at Greendale Merinos is used alongside a comprehensive testing program to select the highest performing sires and ewes which are retained for the Greendale nucleus ram breeding flock.
This testing measures all traits that affect profitability – fleece weight, micron, fertility and body weight.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AUSTRALIA’S $4 billion wool export industry could face a crackdown on cash transactions in response to a wool substitution scandal being investigated in Melbourne.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – “Having been a St John Ambulance driver and witnessing them save the life of one of her sons in a horrific Brookton train accident in May, Beryl Copping and husband Alf did not hesitate to donate some of their wool proceeds to the community services last week.
Thomas Copping, 32, lost his left arm and foot under the train when it started to move as he and his brother, David, 34, crossed through it to get from one side of the township to the other.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “PETER Price has seen many southern Victorian farmers make a considerable shift away from sheep breeding in recent years.
But he still sees many advantages, particularly with Merinos and Poll Merinos.
The mixed sheep and cropping farmer from Willaura said even before the upturn in the wool market, it was still worthwhile including Merinos and then Poll Merinos in his operation because of their versatility.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “CASHFLOW and flock expansion have been the catalyst for sensational clearance rates at Merino ram sales across the country, as agents report a notable shift toward wool production.”