THE HERALD – by Alan Simpson – “YOUNG Scots farmers are calling for an industry summit amid fears they are being increasingly priced out of the sector which faces dire consequences unless radical changes are introduced.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – Kelly Butterworth – “FOUR Darling Downs sheep studs will offer up their top rams at the Elite Flock Ram sale in Inglewood this Friday.
A total of 52 rams will be on offer at the Inglewood Show- grounds, and are expected to sell to strong competition.
Selling agent Peter Sealy from Elders Toowoomba said there was a good mix of breeds at the auction, now in its third year.”
NEW ZEALAND HERALD – THE COUNTRY – “Another World shearing record attempt has been given the all-clear to go ahead in Southland today (Monday) with Leon Samuels tackling a record of 603 strongwool ewes in eight hours.”
CROOKWELL GAZETTE – by Bronwyn Haynes – “This year will see the Taralga Flock Ewe competition reach its 14th anniversary.
The competition will be on Tuesday, February 28 with the sheep entries being judged on-farm.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A NATIONAL release of a new calicivirus agent against rabbits will go ahead next month despite the RSPCA suggesting it be delayed.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “The World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships proved an ideal forum to seek feedback on a new online resource for shearing contractors and farmers.
It has been produced by the New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association and Federated Farmers, with support from ACC.
The resource, which was aimed at helping both contractors and farmers prepare and plan for shearing, was in the test phase.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN New South Wales landholders and groups involved in land management and environmental initiatives have been invited to submit entries for the 2017 Western Local Landcare Awards.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – Wool chat: Elders district wool manager of the central west, Will Chaffey, discusses the latest industry news
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Jono Edwards – “For Milton farmer Nigel Woodhead (28) there was no pre-wedding gift quite like becoming Young Farmer of the Year for the lower South Island.
Mr Woodhead claimed the Otago-Southland regional title on Saturday night at an awards ceremony in Roxburgh.
However, the Otago boy was registered in the Southern district because he was busy on the day of the Otago heats.”
THE AVON VALLEY & WHEAT BELT ADVOCATE – “Hines Hill farmer Cam Gethin’s wish for a Doppler radar for the eastern wheatbelt has finally come true, with the newly installed South Doodlakine facility’s images now online.
It’s the second radar to be installed by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), with images from the Newdegate site already available and construction of the Watheroo facility currently underway.”