SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “NEW Zealand shearers have taken two titles at the Royal Bath and West Show’s British Golden Shears in England.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Current and future shearing technology will be discussed at a New South Wales workshop near Dubbo on June 16.”
HUNTER VALLEY NEWS – “The Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces was established in 1990 to promote the best of agriculture that Merriwa has to offer with a focus on the history of the Merino Sheep and how this industry shaped a community.
Celebrating 27 years on the June long weekend 2017, and with the theme of ‘True Blue’, this year’s Rosto Festival of the Fleeces will be one to remember.”
STOCK & LAND – “THERE were plenty of visitors during day two of Stock & Land Sheep Week, who travelled around to studs in western Victoria.
Check out all of the photos and videos below, and make sure to tag any of your own photos or videos with the hashtag #SheepWeek.”
ABC NEWS – by Damian McIntyre and Gregor Salmon – “Tasmanian sheep Cecil has fallen three kilograms short of the world record for the heaviest fleece.
The woolly wether underwent a major trim in Launceston after being lost in the bush for years and his fleece weighed in at a whopping 38 kilograms.”
THE ADVOCATE – by Tess Brunton – “The five-year-old sheep received his first shave on Tuesday, after he was found neglected and stranded on a ledge at Heybridge last week.
RSPCA chief inspector Ray Kroeze said Cecil did not look like he had been shorn in his lifetime.”
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Some areas are now very wet as winter starts as all product prices except wool remain at good rates (NZ)
INTEREST.CO.NZ – by Tony Chaston – ” … WOOL The South Island wool auction saw a continuation of the gloomy market status, as again only 65% of the offering sold, and the stronger currencies saw crossbred indicators ease further.”
CAMDEN HAVEN COURIER – by Lucy Kinbacher – “JUST as the state’s sheep industry is heating up again so too are the benefits for a Queensland-based Merino clothing brand.
Merino Country was established in 1993 by Kerrie Richards who was working out of the shearers quarters on the family sheep and cattle station, Clareborough, near Richmond at the time.”
HUNTER VALLEY NEWS – “SHEEP and wool producers have the opportunity to improve their skills in ewe productivity management at a one-day workshop in Merriwa this month, hosted by Hunter Local Land Services.”
NEWCASTLE & LAKE MACQUARIE STAR – by Renee Valentine – “A group of spinners is not what you would expect to find in surburbia, so you may be surprised to learn the Newcastle Spinners and Weavers Guild meet on a regular basis at New Lambton and Warners Bay to swap tips and show off creations.”