STOCK JOURNAL – by Catherine Miller – “PINNAROO Show president Jeremy Schutz may have missed his local show’s centenary, but he was able to bring home the national Rural Ambassador award from the Royal Launceston Show last week in Tas.
The 24-year-old farmer was thrilled to win the prestigious title ahead of outstanding entrants from each state of Australia and New Zealand. He received $5000 in sponsorship from Coca Cola to attend shows across Australia.”
FARM ONLINE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AN extensive national sheep tracing operation recently identified the challenges of the country’s livestock monitoring system, which took 14 days to trace 14 sheep to their Victorian origins…”
GEELONG ADVERTISER – by Alex Sinnott – “A LITTLE River farmer has been fleeced of more than $11,000 worth of wool — although the thieves have pinched less than they bargained for.
The wool consignment was stolen either Monday evening or early Tuesday morning from a Bulban Rd property, about 7km northwest of the Little River town centre.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “A NEW day of the week is expected to reinvigorate the Southern Victorian Merino Field Days.
Traditionally held on a Sunday, the field days will now be held on a weekday to fit in better with the working week.
Nine studs will open their gates for the event on Friday, October 17.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “BOORANA stud principal Will Lynch says there is still new interest in Merino sheep breeding despite a noticeable drop of breeders in the past two decades.
Mr Lynch has run the stud of more than 6500 sheep between Mortlake and Ararat for the past 20 years and said he still received new interest each year when promoting Boorana at the Southern Victorian Merino Field Days.”
STOCK & LAND – “A Victorian has claimed the title of one of Australia’s best wool handlers.
Sophie Huf, Hawkesdale, was one of two named 2016 National Woolhandling champions at Warialda, NSW on Sunday, October 8. Representing Victoria for the third time, Ms Huf said she had only been competing for nine years and hadn’t expected to win.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “BATHURST Merino Association chairman Warwick Larnach has issued a media release throwing the local association’s support behind the concept of moving wool sales from Sydney to Goulburn.”
ABC RURAL – by Eliza Wood – “The increasing number of wild dog attacks in WA’s Gascoyne region is forcing pastoralists to consider investing in hundreds of kilometres of exclusion fencing to protect livestock and revive the region’s sheep industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “COMMERCIAL non-mulesed Merino growers were in a good position to take advantage of industry expansion, Marnoo stud breeder Ben Duxson said last week…”
THE INDIAN EXPRESS – by Ians New Delhi – “Ace fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, who recently collaborated with Kullu-based handloom weavers Bhuttico for a collection, says he is passionate about the handloom industry which is his source of inspiration. Rajesh Pratap and Bhuttico’s fashionable affair was held in Kullu last week and highlighted the farm-to-fashion journey of Merino wool which is part of the Woolmark Company’s Grown In Australia, Made In India initiative.”