THE NATIONAL – by Sarah Maisey – “Founded in 1953, the International Woolmark Prize has helped launch the careers of many designers, including a certain Karl Lagerfeld. We report on the regional finals in Dubai.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “THE new National Sheep Health Declaration has been released to replace the former sheep health statement, with an additional question on weeds.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The North East Merino Breeders Group has again expanded its annual ram sale to include one more stud and 10 more rams compared to last year’s sale.
This year, eight studs will offer 60 high quality Merino and Poll Merino rams on Tuesday, August 15.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AN image of a flying Merino lamb is among the finalists in the 2017 Life and Light Photo Competition run by Western Local Land Services and Western Landcare NSW.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “POLWARTH breeders are rebelling against the description of their wool as crossbred or comeback in the Australian auction system.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “CONTRACT price premiums have never been higher for sustainably produced traditional superfine Merino wool accredited under New England Wool’s SustainaWOOL Integrity Scheme, NEW managing director Andrew Blanch said.”
THE GUARDIAN – by Joshua Robertson – “Dramatic jump in region’s lamb production linked to construction of thousands of kilometres of fencing to protect sheep from attacks. A fence-building spree to keep out wild dogs has created a booming lambing rate in western Queensland.
The premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, linked a dramatic jump in the region’s lamb production over the last two years to the government-funded construction of thousands of kilometres of fencing to protect sheep from attacks.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “AT Parkes in NSW they are embracing the latest technology with DNA flock profiling to be used in their ewe trial.
It follows more than 10 years of work on genomic technologies by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation.
“It’s about understanding the genetic potential of your animals to perform,” said CRC spokeswoman Lu Hogan.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “ALTHOUGH wool auctions in Australia continue to work through the annual winter recess there is still plenty of activity around the world and the resumption of sales cannot come soon enough for some.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by David Everist – “It was so quiet out there in agri-politics land however the dam has burst with Meat and Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovations leaders Norton and Merriman standing toe-to-toe over animal welfare issues and mulesing in particular.”