STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Sheepvention pen of five ram sale
131 Poll Merino rams sold to $17,000, av $3281
107 Merino rams sold to $15,000, av $3252
5 Corriedale rams sold to $6500, av $2650
Five Dohne rams sold for $3500 each
ALTHOUGH lot numbers were down at the Sheepvention ram sale, the buying gallery and competition was just as strong.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “ANNA Brien at Bella Lana, Dripstone reminds me that the stud’s field day will be held this Friday, August 11 from 9am.
Specialist sheep classer Craig Wilson will be involved with the event from start to finish and keen sheep breeders should really benefit from the day.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “A RECORD average price was set at Sheepvention today as 247 rams sold from 270 offered for an average of $3270 and top of $17,000.
The top price was achieved again — for the second year running — by Keith, South Australia stud, Moorundie Poll Merinos.
Last year, Moorundie’s first Sheepvention outing saw them sell a ram for $30,000.”
ABC NEWS – Rural – by Sarina Locke – “Consumers are more interested in animal welfare than ever before.
It’s a global mega trend.
Wool is an environmentally sustainable fibre…but in Australia many lambs are mulesed.
Mulesing involves cutting the skin around the tail, to produce stretched skin with no wool. This operation protects sheep from the Aussie blowfly. Wool consumers say this operation is inhumane especially with no pain relief. …”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ICONIC Asian luxury department store Lane Crawford has collaborated with Australian Wool Innovation’s marketing arm, The Woolmark Company to launch two wool-rich athleisure collections by Helen Lee and Particle Fever.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – By Heidi Gibson – “It’s day three of the shearing season at ‘Little Valley’ near Elsmore where the Mepham family have a mob of 1,800 merinos to shear.”
STOCK & LAND – Mercardo, Ag Concepts – “Factors conspired to see the Australian market soften again, with the headline Eastern Young Cattle Indicator down 1.6 per cent to close last week at 574¢/kg cwt.”
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.”