PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “RECORDS fell at the Brimanna Poll Merino stud’s 30th annual on-property auction at Yeelanna.
The stud achieved a record top price of $7000, up $2000 on last year’s highest price.
A new record average of $1858 was also set, up $215 on the 2015 average of $1643.”
STOCK AND LAND – “Sheep producers can now electronically identify their livestock at even lower prices…”
BBC NEWS – “A new world record has been set by an Irish man who sheared 867 strong wool lambs in nine hours.
Ivan Scott, from Kilmacrennan in County Donegal, beat New Zealander Don King’s 2007 record by just one lamb.
The 35-year-old is now the first shearer from the northern hemisphere to set such a world record for lamb shearing.”
IRISH CENTRAL – “Ireland is home to approximately 3.3. million sheep and a multi-million dollar wool industry, so it’s no surprise that Ireland boasts some of the most talented professional sheep-shearers in the world.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “A SUFFOLK ewe has taken out the top gong at Hamilton Sheepvention.
The ewe, bred by Mark Clement and Deva Weitman, from Romsey, won supreme short wool interbreed exhibit.
Ms Weirman, originally from the US, said her husband bought her a Suffolk sheep as a wedding present.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “MOORUNDIE Poll Merino stud from Keith in South Australia finished a successful first visit to Sheepvention by topping the event’s ram sale with a $30,000 Poll Merino.
The sale, which offered 340 Merino, Poll Merino, Dohne and Corriedale rams in pens of five, sold 308 lots to average $2785.’
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “FIRST-time Sheepvention exhibitors Moorundie Poll Merino have won the best pen of five flock rams competition.
Geoff and Bernadette Davidson’s Moorundie stud at Keith is one of the most renowned in polled Merino genetics in the country, and their pen of five rams didn’t disappoint the judges.”
ABC RURAL – by Rose Grant – “You don’t always need a tardis to travel in time. Tasmanian farmer Brian Fish moves easily from the 21st to the 19th century, just by stepping into his shed. By the door, wooden bullock yokes are propped against an anvil, next to a sulky and dray. “See this one here,” Mr Fish said. Brian Fish in his on-farm bullock museum near Oatlands.”
COCONA INC – ” New collection enhances wool benefits to extend increase performance and comfort
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Point6 and Cocona® announced today an exclusive partnership for wool socks powered by 37.5® technology. Merino wool is one of the top performance fabrics in the outdoor industry, so combining wool with 37.5 nylon creates a higher level of performance sock that delays the onset of sweat, dries faster, increases comfort, and helps control odor.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The grand champion ram and ewe of the Corriedale feature breed judging at Sheepvention, Hamilton, were by the same Quamby Plains sire but exhibited by two Victorian studs.
Judge Jan Hunt, formerly of Wye Corriedale stud, awarded the grand champion Corriedale ram to one exhibited by the Ellis family’s Sweetfield stud, Mount Moriac, Victoria.”