WELLINGTON TIMES – “Rainfall last Thursday certainly lifted the hopes of farmers and graziers for a better spring with measurements in excess of 25mm for the week. One can see late crops sown on dry land bursting through the soil during the past few days.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “ROKEWOOD stud Wurrook followed up last year’s Sheepvention success by exhibiting the grand champion Merino ewe again.
This year’s winner was growing a 19-micron fleece and was also named Australian Supreme Merino Ewe.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “TERRICK West principal Ross McGauchie says he always brings his best rams to Hamilton, and this year that paid off when he won the best pen of five Merino rams.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “CORRIEDALE breeders are stumping up for their own meat eating quality trial.
The Corriedale Performance Group has 15 rams, from breeders in Victoria, NSW, South Australia and Tasmania, whose progeny will be assessed for eating quality over the coming three years.”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – “The insights of sheep producers trialling the new ASKBILL app will drive a new wave of innovation ahead of its full commercial release in November.
The web-based app was developed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) to provide sheep producers with the critical information for making more precise farming decisions, protecting the wellbeing of their flock and maximising productivity.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “A stylish 156 bale clip grown at Cluny, Tasmania, has been crowned the 2017 Elders Southern Clip of the Year after receiving one of the highest scores in the competition’s 26 year history.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “A MARKET for Western Australian wool is assured well into the future if Chinese investment in its processing and garment manufacture is anything to go by.
That was the message 38 woolgrowers – all but two from WA – came away with after an 18-day tour of China last month organised by Peter Scanlan Wools.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Victorian studs Wurrook and Oakbank have backed up their Bendigo wins, by topping the Merino judging at Sheepvention at Hamilton.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – Tasmanian Country – by Kate Dowler – “TASMANIA’S Bowden family’s Cluny wool has taken out the Elders Southern Clip of the Year at Sheepvention.
This made it two years running that wool growers from the Apple Isle have won the award after Echo Cottage, Lamont, took top honours last year.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “AN ADELAIDE pharmacist turned fashion designer has taken out the 2017 Australiasian Young Designer Wool Award.
Formerly of Red Cliffs, 30-year-old Sarah Twyford took the top honours for her racewear design in a field of 38 entries.
The annual event was awarded last night and kicks off Sheepvention, the two-day annual event in Hamilton, beginning today.”