STOCK AND LAND – by Stephen Burns – “The 67th annual Hay Sheep Show held in the Norm Smith Pavilion at the Hay Showgrounds attracted many of the best stud and commercial Merino sheep in the south.”
STOCK & LAND – “Sheep studs throughout Southern New South Wales opened their gates, to kick off the first day of Sheep Week…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUCTIONSPLUS’ sheep and lamb clearance rate dropped by more than 10 percent last week as the dry conditions across eastern Australia affected store stock demand.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “THE search is on again to find the hardest working dog on Australia’s sheep and cattle properties.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Stephen Burns – “If not for the Merino, and too a lesser extant, the discovery of gold in the 1850’s, Australia as a nation would have been slower in reaching a level of mature prosperity and political independence.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Stephen Burns – “For many, the descendants of the Merinos bred by Elizabeth Macarthur might be little more than a curiosity; but for those who have a fascination with the lineage of the breed they are a constant reminder of the efforts by a courageous woman to establish the fine wool industry in New South Wales.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “Bendigo will be rolling out the all-natural fibre red carpet to welcome the 141st Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS).
“We love the Sheep and Wool Show,” City of Greater Bendigo tourism and major events manager Terry Karamaloudis declared.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sarah Harris – “Dot Vallence loves the “sheepy” people as she calls them, although she’s not one herself.
The long-standing chairperson of the Woolcraft Committee of the Australian Sheep & Wool Show (ASWS), cheerfully admits she’s very much a townie.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “In its second year, Sheep Week offers stud and commercial sheep operators the opportunity to peak over the fence at some of the country’s best sheep studs.
The event runs across nine days from June 18 to 27, with 58 studs opening their gates, in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “It’s a relationship that has established China as Australia’s largest customer – they now buy 80 per cent of our wool clip.
The successful wool trade between Australia and China now sees Australia export 271 million kilograms of the natural fibre to China, a sharp rise from pre-1980 when this figure stood at less than 10 million kilograms.”