STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The Walton family’s Wurrook stud, Rokewood, has won grand champion superfine ram and ewe. New Zealand judge Bevan McKnight described the grand champion superfine ewe has a great example of the superfine category, with great wool coverage and correct structure.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WESTERN Australia has taken out the National Merino Pair title for the second year running.
This time around it was the Crosby family of St Quentin stud at Nyabing who exhibited the winning pair.
The accolade was awarded at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo on Friday night, and it was the first time St Quentin has made the big trip across the country to attend the event.”
STOCK & LAND – “Welcome to the weekend packed full of sheep breed winners, The Women of Wool lunch and much more. This year, it’s time for the heritage breeds to shine, with English Leicesters, Southdowns and Cheviots to continue the feature breeds judging today.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by Annabelle Cleeland – “FOR the second time in three years, Georgina and Hamish Wallace, Trefusis, Tasmania, have been crowned grand champion title in the 17th Australian Fleece Competition, in Bendigo.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “JORDYN Fairhead, 15, has the Ravensthorpe community and her Esperance High School classmates in her corner for the fight of her life.
Primaries of WA also joined “Team Jordy” – what the Fairhead family and supporters helping raise funds for the Sock It To Sarcoma! research project and patient support call themselves – on Thursday last week. “
FARM WEEKLY – by Stephanie Sinclair – “A PASSION for agriculture and plant genetics prompted Hediyeh Tahghighi to move more than 10,000 kilometres from her home in Iran to WA.
The University of WA student relocated to Perth 18 months ago and hasn’t looked back.
Hediyeh grew up in a family of five in the northern Iranian city of Rasht, with little exposure to the agricultural world.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WOOL test and wool auction statistics tell the tale of a record-breaking 2016-17 season just concluded in WA.
Australian Wool Testing Authority (ATWA) data released Monday showed the number of bales tested in WA jumped 10.9 per cent to 433,034 in the year to June 30 compared to the previous season, reversing a long-term decline.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “SHE couldn’t believe it the first time she won, and the second time was no less of a shock for Georgina Wallace.
The Tasmanian wool grower has won the grand champion sash in this year’s Australian Fleece Competition, the second time in three years.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Mark Kearney – “Woolgrowers got up close with the by-product of their hard work at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo this weekend, checking out the crafty efforts of knitters and weavers from across the globe.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A SWITCH to six monthly shearing and some help from their wool-classing daughter has given central Victorian fine wool growers Tony and Debra Butler their first Australian Fleece Competition win.”