STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The new Sunday time slot is being heralded as a huge success for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show Merino ram sale. Three rams sold for $32,000 and one for $30,000 – well above last year’s top price of $15,000.
These exciting top prices helped to drive the average to $5556 – up more than $2000 compared to last year’s result, despite 13 more rams selling than last year.”
STOCK & LAND – by laura Griffin – “The MacRae family’s Eilan Donan Merino stud, Metcalfe, has won supreme exhibit of the more than 800 Merino and Poll Merinos entered in the Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS).”
NZ FARMER – by Joyce Wyllie – “OPINION: Eco-friendly, sustainable and good for the environment are all well-worn admirable sentiments. Aspirations we should all be aiming towards.
But sometimes the interpretation can be interesting and somewhat biased. A garment is termed eco-friendly when made out of recycled plastic bottles.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week starting 17/7/2017
Sale two of the 2017/18 selling season had mixed results but was to a slightly softer tone overall, with the Eastern Market Indicator back 2 cents to close at 1,522c/kg. “
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “WESTERN AUSTRALIAN Merino studs made it back to back wins in the National pair competition when a strong wool Merino pair from the Crosby family’s St Quentin stud, Nyabing, were announced this year’s winners at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo, Victoria, on Friday night.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SHEEP breeders at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend were told the consumer is king and that they just needed to tell consumers why they needed to mules their animals.”
THE BORDER MAIL – “Lamb numbers increased and the quality slipped with a smaller run of prime lambs. Trade weights were best supplied and there was a good run of heavy lambs. Secondary lambs increased.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “STRONG sheep and wool prices and their impact on the industry’s positivity was evident at the Merino sale in Bendigo yesterday.
The annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show fixture, this year moved to the Sunday to accommodate breeders from further afield, had a markedly improved result on the last year.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “JOCK MacCrae knew he had bred a special ram well before it was sashed Australia’s top Merino.
The Eilan Donan Merino principal from Sutton Grange exhibited the supreme Merino exhibit of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend, the first time he had won the accolade.”
FARMING AHEAD – by Mark Saunders – “MORE than six million electronic identification tags have been ordered by producers as part of the roll out of the Victorian state government’s compulsory electronic identification system for sheep and goats.”