SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MERINO ram demand reached new heights at the Australian Sheep and Wool show’s annual sale in Bendigo on Sunday.”
STOCK & LAND – by Jodie Rintoul & Laura Griffin – “West Australian Merino studs made it back to back wins in the National Merino Pair of the Year 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 and Wool Show.”
WWD.COM – by Sandra Salibian – “David Laport and L’Homme Rouge won for the women’s wear and men’s wear categories, respectively. MILAN — The International Woolmark Prize revealed its European regional finalists here on Tuesday, with David Laport and L’Homme Rouge winning for women’s wear and men’s wear, respectively.”
THE QUINT.COM – Khemta H Jose – “Just like Australia has had a blindness for India, so too has India had a blindness for Australia, Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India
The line drew chuckles and a smattering of applause from a modest audience at a roundtable discussion organised by Member of Parliament Gaurav Gogoi with the Australian High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu. Students, businesspeople and foreign policy experts were in attendance for a talk on India-Australia relations.”
STOCK & LAND – “Grand champion fine/medium wool ram: Lewisdale, Wickepin, WA
Res: Nerstane, Woolbrook, NSW
Grand champion fine/medium wool ewe: Nerstane
Res: Trefusis, Ross, Tas – NORTHERN NSW stud Nerstane won grand champion fine/medium wool ewe and the reserve ram in the same micron range – with animals that shared the same AI sire from East Strathglen stud, WA. Judge Ben Wilson, Wilgunya stud, Dirranbandi, Queensland, said the four-tooth ewe has tremendous size, was well-balanced and would cut a lot of wool.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Grand champion medium wool ram: Glendonald, Nhill, Vic
Res: Darijon, Narrogin, WA
Grand champion medium wool ewe: East Bungaree, Hallett, SA
Res: Terrick West, Prairie, Vic
GRAND champion medium wool Merino ram was awarded to the Harding family’s Glendonald entry.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Grand champion strong wool ram: Oakbank, St Arnaud, Vic
Grand champion strong wool ewe: St Quentin, Nyabing, WA
Res: Willandra, Jerilderie, NSW
THE grand champions in the strong wool section spanned from a stud that is a little over an hour away from Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground to one of the other side of the country.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – ” … INTERSTATE studs took out the grand champion Poll Merino ram and ewe. The fine/medium ram from West Australian stud Lewisdale, Wickepin, that took the title was named Cohen 65, after the principals’ Ray and Helen Lewis’s grandson.”
THE DAILY ADVERTISER – by Madeleine Clarke – “Donna and Clint Dunn met in a shearing shed, she rouseabouting and him wielding the clippers.
So it’s hardly surprising their five-year-old son Charlie has wool on the brain.
“He never went to childcare so he’s just always been with us on the farm, since he was a baby,” Mrs Dunn said. “
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.”