THE LAND – by Mandy McKeesick – “AT just 21, Peta Bradley is well on her way in the Australian wool industry.
Currently studying a Bachelor of Rural Science at the University of New England, she has come from a life on the land to the realm of academia with aspirations of giving back to the world of wool. “
INTEREST.CO.NZ – Posted in Rural News – by Tony Chaston – ” … WOOL – Last week’s South Island auction saw a wider range of better styled wools reignite some interest in a weak crossbred wool market….”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) will announce its intentions to support a digital Wool Exchange Portal (WEP) to buy and sell wool within the fortnight.
With exceptional wool price rises this financial year far exceeding AWI’s forecast Eastern Market Indicator of 1225c/kg clean average, AWI chairman Wal Merriman said the extra levy revenue could be allocated toward financing the WEP.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – “A spike in health issues and deaths in sheep, particularly amongst weaners, has prompted a call to farmers to investigate ill thrift early and take action before problems spread to the rest of the mob.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Lucy Kinbacher – “THE Brumpton Family, Mount Ascot and Jolly Jumbuck studs, Mitchell continue to stake their claim as one of Queensland’s leading breeders after taking out three of the five state titles and a grand champion.
The Merino ram, Mount Ascot Bill, exhibited by Nigel and Rosemary Brumpton was named the reserve grand champion Merino ram of the show before going on to claim the Queensland Junior Ram of the Year and the Queensland Ram of the Year at the State Sheep Show in Charleville on Saturday.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Lucy Kinbacher – “FOR Victoria Downs, Morven stud owner Will Roberts watching his daughters Candice Roberts and Catherine Perrett lead their sheep to the Queensland Junior Ewe of the Year and Queensland Ewe of the Year title is a win-win situation.
Not only is it a joy to see their ambitions to “breed big productive sheep” on display but knowing the future of the stud is in good hands is just as rewarding.”
OREGON BUSINESS – by Amy Milshtein – “Untangling the relationship between an iconic brand, an Oregon ranch and a new, responsible wool standard…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW South Wales sheep producers have been urged to more quickly investigate cases of poor growth and condition in their flocks after a spate of deaths across the northern tablelands region.”
RAGTRADER – “Country Road has launched a limited edition magazine in collaboration with The Woolmark Company.
This follows the success of its long-running $1.1 million content strategy.
The latest magazine, called The Close Knit, is a homage to wool and features woollen products as well as topical feature stories.
This includes a farm to fashion piece centering a woolgrower, shepherd and shearer.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – “New Zealand Wool Testing Authority chief executive Duane Knowles (left) and customer services manager Phil Cranswick admire the winning entry in the Child Cancer Fleece Competition.
More than 100 fleeces were donated by fine-wool growers for the competition and the winners were announced at a function in Queenstown on Friday night.”