THE SHEEP SITE – USDA National Wool Review – 14 November 2016
STOCK JOURNAL – by Quinton McCallum – “AS far as mixed farming operations go, Ashley Hills Estate at Sellicks Hill is about as diverse as they come.
The picturesque property is home to vineyards, a lamb and wool venture, a cellar door which adjoins an operational shearing shed, and also hosts mountain biking events.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jacinta Bolsenbroek – “CONTROLLING wild dogs was a key issue at the recent annual general meeting of the Kimberley division of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), where a new board was also elected. “
STOCK JOURNAL – by Catherine Miller – “Organisers of the SA Sheep Expo have called a special general meeting next month to ensure the event continues to grow from strength to strength.
The inaugural event, held at the Adelaide Showground in April, was a great success with 60 youth from SA, Vic and WA, but Expo chairman Stephen Kellock says they want to recruit more committee members to make the 2017 event even better.”
THE SOUTHLAND TIMES (NZ) – by Evan Harding – “Southlanders will have a home-town hero to cheer for when the World Shearing Championships are held at Invercargill’s Stadium Southland in February.
Invercargill’s Nathan Stratford has won a place in the two-man New Zealand team.
Stratford finished second behind Napier’s Johnny Kirkpatrick in a six man final at the Canterbury A&P Show on Friday, with the top two qualifying to represent New Zealand at the worlds.”
GISBORNE HERALD (NZ) – “A bolter. It’s an often-used term in the sporting world, thrown about regularly and sometimes inappropriately. But it sits comfortably with Gisborne’s Mary-Anne Baty.
Baty yesterday completed a remarkable three weeks by being named alongside Gisborne’s Joel Henare in the New Zealand woolhandling team to compete at the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill in February.”
RADIO NZ – by Alexa Cook, Rural Reporter – “Shearing legend Sir David Fagan has teamed up with WorkSafe to get farmers and shearers looking out for risks on the job…”
WORKERS COMPENSATION – by Robert Wilson – “We are constantly reminded that workplace accidents can happen anywhere, and people can be injured doing obscure jobs we never even think about. I was reminded of that this morning when a story out of New Zealand crossed my Cluttered Desk.
According to Radio New Zealand, WorkSafe, New Zealand’s workplace health and safety regulator, has partnered with “shearing legend” Sir David Fagan to get farmers and shearers looking out for risks on the job. Fagan, who retired last year after 33 years as an open-class shearer, is apparently a legend because he has won 640 finals worldwide, 16 national champion titles, five individual world championships and seven world team championships.”
ABC RURAL – by marty McCarthy, Kim Honan, Charlie McKillop, Margot Kelly and Cassandra Steeth – “The Australian Farmer of the Year Awards recognise rural champions both on and off-farm. Celebrating innovation, diversity, passion and success, the awards showcase the modern face of farming, while paying tribute to those who have made enormous contributions. These annual awards are co-hosted by ABC Rural and the Kondinin Group…”
VOXY – Contributor Fuseworks Media – “Southland shearer Nathan Stratford has created a promoter’s dream by winning a place in the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill.”