NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – “The proceeds of a ram auctioned by a Riverina Dohne stud has gone towards funds for a Leeton farming family who tragically lost their son in a house fire.
John Evans, Coleslea Dohnes, Leeton, donated the purchase price of $1700 from the ram at his on-property sale on September 23, following the death of Sam Hehir, 22, in a farm house fire at Leeton on September 8.”
STOCK & LAND – “SALE STARTS: Landmark’s Andrew Sloane and Glendemar owner Ben Duxson at Glendemar Merino stud, Marnoo. …”
STOCK & LAND – “PEAK farm groups representing Australia’s lamb, sheepmeat, wool goat producers say Victoria’s electronic identification system for sheep and goats in Victoria must remain mob-based.
Responding to the Victorian Government’s draft consultation paper ‘Electronic National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) (Sheep & Goats) – A transition package for Victoria’, the peak groups said Victoria needed to continue to support the existing national approach.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The spring feature store sheep sale held by McKean McGregor and HF Richardson at Wycheproof last Friday (October 7) was back on the previous week’s record-breaking highs.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “VICTORIAN wool handler Sophie Huf had a secret weapon with her at the Australian National Shearing and Wool Handling Titles at Warialda in New South Wales on the weekend. Picture – Flick Wingfield.”
WWD – by Loreliei Marfil – “The brand showed off a sustainability-themed window, showcasing the biodegradable John Smedley sweater that was buried on the grounds of Clarence House.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “COMMERCIAL Merino producers have the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of DNA research by participating in a pilot trial of the new Flock Profiling Test from the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – by Glynis Traill-Nash – “The International Woolmark Prize has become one of the world’s most valuable competitions for emerging designers — not only for the prizemoney of $100,000 and slew of global retail contracts, but also because of the raised profile it brings.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “DESPITE the Chinese sector being on holiday for National Day the wool market in Australia made positive gains and closed 10c higher on the back of a small offering.”
THE TIMARU HERALD (NZ) – Koren Allpress – “Despite being held in a couple of different, new locations, the Waimate Shears event went “really well”, Waimate Shears executive officer Eileen Smith says.
The event was a “bit makeshift” because in the past it was held at the stadium, but this year the shearing events were held in a marquee at the South Canterbury A&P showground and the wool handling events at Russell Hart’s woolshed, Smith said.