THE STANDARD – “One of the sheep industry’s most popular extension and adoption programs, It’s Ewe Time, will hold a forum in Hamilton on August 31.
The forums aim to increase producer awareness of the principles, practices and tools of sheep enterprise profitability and productivity.”
THE RURAL – by Marty Moses – “WOOL auction places fell by 2c/kg to settle at 1522c/kg.
Moses and Son principal, Marty Moses said 46,464 bales were met with keen interest with the Merino fleece types attracting great support by the exporters.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “THIS week’s photo depicts the end of 30 years of farming at “Birrabindi” for Barry and Yvonne Stuart, who came from a mining background at Wollongong and worked a small property near Laggan before being full time producers at Gresham.”
CORNISH & DEVON POST – “WITH less than a week until New Zealand shearer, Rowland Smith, challenges the ‘Eight Hour Ewe World Shearing Record’ at Trefranck Farm, St Clether, he is now all set to take to the stage both in terms of skill and physical fitness.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW South Wales sheep classer Bill Mildren once told Victorian Merino breeder Jock MacRae that the top sheep will find themselves. After winning the Supreme Merino Exhibit sash with his two year-old ram Harvey at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend, Jock firmly believes the ram found him.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “GIPPSLAND wool handler Amy Rogers has won the Victorian state wool handling final in her first year as an open wool handler.”
RURAL NEWS – by Pam Tipa – “Greater sales volume is critical for Wools of NZ, says chair Mark Shadbolt. The trademarked scouring process Glacier XT will be a more volume-focused business, he says.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “GROWING more wool and making more money is reason enough for Kevin Blake to shear his flock every six months.
Add to that the removal of supplementary feed bills, improved growth and increased fertility, and the practice is a no-brainer for the Inverell, NSW, district wool grower.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “SUFFOLKS have been a passion for Deva Weitman, since her grandfather gifted her some of the sheep when she was 12 years old.
Ms Weitman, who hails from Washington State, US, runs Blue Rock Highlands and Suffolks at Romsey, with her husband Mark Clement.
One of Ms Weitman’s ewes won supreme short wool interbreed exhibit at Sheepvention last year and she will return this year to defend the title.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “A MORNINGTON Peninsula community has established a Corriedale sheep stud.
But while most sheep studs are run by families, business partners and schools, a group of teenagers and their parents established the Ovella Park Corriedale stud last year.”