QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE final selling week prior to a three week recess for wool auctions in Australia saw a very solid result. An extremely strong Australian dollar didn’t help the cause, nor did a general lack-lustre demand scenario in most overseas markets. “
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE final selling week prior to a three week recess for wool auctions in Australia saw a very solid result. An extremely strong Australian dollar didn’t help the cause, nor did a general lack-lustre demand scenario in most overseas markets.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kelly Butterworth – “TOPX Gracemere’s Lincoln McKinlay has taken out the 2017 International Livestock Auctioneer Championship Rookie of the Year at the Calgary Stampede after blowing away the competition.
The Rookie winner travelled to Canada as Australia’s ALPA Young Auctioneer of the Year after taking out the Sydney Royal Easter Show competition earlier this year.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Supreme champion: Sweetfield Corriedale stud, Mount Moriac
Champion Corriedale ram: Sweetfield
Champion Corriedale ewe: Gambier Corriedale stud, Derrinallum
TEN years since winning their last supreme championship at Bendigo, Sweetfield Corriedales stud, Mount Moriac, took out the title today.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Supreme champion: Bauer, Ariah Park, NSW.
Champion Border Leicester ram: Bauer
Champion Border Leicester ewe: Retallack, Ariah Park, NSW
A ram described as “only a lamb” has taken out the Supreme champion Border Leicester ribbon, at this year’s Australian Sheep & Wool Show.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “EXHIBITORS travelled far and wide to attend this year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show and the Squires family were no exception.
Sascha Squiers, who runs the Shirlee Downs Prime SAMM and Poll Dorset studs, made the trip to Bendigo from Quairading in Western Australia to exhibit at the show for the first time.”
THE CANBERRA TIMES – by Megan Doherty – “A young Binalong woman who taught herself to knit with one elbow and a pole after a car accident left her paralysed down the right side of her body is working hard to keep up with demand for her highly-desirable chunky knits.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The Walton family’s Wurrook stud, Rokewood, has won grand champion superfine ram and ewe. New Zealand judge Bevan McKnight described the grand champion superfine ewe has a great example of the superfine category, with great wool coverage and correct structure.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WESTERN Australia has taken out the National Merino Pair title for the second year running.
This time around it was the Crosby family of St Quentin stud at Nyabing who exhibited the winning pair.
The accolade was awarded at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo on Friday night, and it was the first time St Quentin has made the big trip across the country to attend the event.”
STOCK & LAND – “Welcome to the weekend packed full of sheep breed winners, The Women of Wool lunch and much more. This year, it’s time for the heritage breeds to shine, with English Leicesters, Southdowns and Cheviots to continue the feature breeds judging today.”