THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “JOCK MacCrae knew he had bred a special ram well before it was sashed Australia’s top Merino.
The Eilan Donan Merino principal from Sutton Grange exhibited the supreme Merino exhibit of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend, the first time he had won the accolade.”
FARMING AHEAD – by Mark Saunders – “MORE than six million electronic identification tags have been ordered by producers as part of the roll out of the Victorian state government’s compulsory electronic identification system for sheep and goats.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “A rift has opened between sheep and wool bodies, as Meat and Livestock Australia invests in wool-focused research and development projects due to a “lack of progress” by Australian Wool Innovation.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MEAT and Livestock Australia hoped to have a cross-reactive footrot vaccine to protect against all serotypes of the crippling sheep condition by May 2018, MLA managing director Richard Norton told breeders in Bendigo last night.”
IOM TODAY – by Courier Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org – “A conference about wool is coming to the island this autumn.
Karin Flatoy Svarstad, an artist specialising in 3D sculptures in felt, began the travelling conference to highlight the problems facing farmers of the rare Viking breeds of sheep, which can be found across the North Atlantic.”
STOCK & LAND – “Today is the third and final day of Australian Sheep and Wool Show 2017. To fit into a tightened schedule (from four days in previous years), it is sure to be another busy day…”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE final selling week prior to a three week recess for wool auctions in Australia saw a very solid result. An extremely strong Australian dollar didn’t help the cause, nor did a general lack-lustre demand scenario in most overseas markets. “
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE final selling week prior to a three week recess for wool auctions in Australia saw a very solid result. An extremely strong Australian dollar didn’t help the cause, nor did a general lack-lustre demand scenario in most overseas markets.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kelly Butterworth – “TOPX Gracemere’s Lincoln McKinlay has taken out the 2017 International Livestock Auctioneer Championship Rookie of the Year at the Calgary Stampede after blowing away the competition.
The Rookie winner travelled to Canada as Australia’s ALPA Young Auctioneer of the Year after taking out the Sydney Royal Easter Show competition earlier this year.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Supreme champion: Sweetfield Corriedale stud, Mount Moriac
Champion Corriedale ram: Sweetfield
Champion Corriedale ewe: Gambier Corriedale stud, Derrinallum
TEN years since winning their last supreme championship at Bendigo, Sweetfield Corriedales stud, Mount Moriac, took out the title today.”