WEST COAST SENTINEL – “KARCULTABY Area School had a great result in the Royal Adelaide Show winning prizes including a first in the Led Wethers competition.
The competition, held at this year’s show on September 6, was hotly contested and fielded more than 50 entries from schools across South Australia.”
THE ESPERANCE EXPRESS – “RAM sales in WA went to another level on Tuesday at the East Mundalla Merino and Poll Merino on-property ram sale at Tarin Rock when it topped at $57,000 for a Poll Merino sire.
The $57,000 top is the highest figure paid for a Merino or Poll Merino ram at auction in Australia this year.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “ALLAN and Sue Dawson and their family must have been pleased with the result of their annual ram sale last week and the sale of Lot 1 to Albury interests for $9000 was a great start.”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “MERRYVILLE
101 of 144 Merinos sold to $5500, av $1885
MERRYVILLE Merino stud, Boorowa, NSW, sold 101 rams from 144 offered at their on-property sale last week to a top of $5500 and $1885 average.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Coryule Merinos has continued its strong performance at the Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Fleece Competition. The win, announced last Friday, means the Willowvale-based stud has won the champion skirted fleece four times in the past five years since it began entering the competition. This year, it won with a fine wool skirted fleece from one of their stud rams.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO breeders can compare the efficiency and profit variability of 77 bloodlines in a ten-year study of wether trials released this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MEAT & Livestock Australia has announced new sheep industry genetics, performance and business targets under a new sole management plan to improve the sector’s productivity.”
NZ FARMER – ” As farmers prepare to vote in local body elections around the country, one Hastings district councillor can concentrate on feeding lambs instead of campaigning, as Kate Taylor discovered…”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller – “NSW sheep breeder Matthew Coddington says the Merino of the future needs to be a fertile, disease resilient, heavy fleece cutting animal with high early growth rates and carcase quality.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “A SCRAMBLE to secure breeding ewes has seen prices reach close to $300.
But wet weather is making it difficult for some breeders to get their sheep to market.
High winter lamb prices, strong wool returns and a stellar season across much of eastern Australia is injecting confidence into the sheep industry.”