THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “BRON Ellis didn’t pick Sykesy the ram as a winner from day one.
Ms Ellis, who runs Sweetfield Corriedales at Mount Moriac, said Sykesy was always part of her ram show team but she didn’t see him as the leader of the pack.
Sykesy, who is a little more than 12 months old, won champion Corriedale ram at Sheepvention in Hamilton today, where Corriedales were the feature breed.”
THE STANDARD – by Steff Willis – “WHEN the deputy prime minister could no longer officiate at the opening of Sheepvention, former AFL great Kevin Sheedy answered the call.
Mr Sheedy said the farming community had been through a lot in recent times but would always come out the other end.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “On Monday august 1, 2016, sheep from British breeds and short and long wool breeds competed to top their classes.”
STOCK & LAND – “TASMANIA has claimed its first ever winner of the Elders Southern Supreme Clip of the Year awards via Echo Cottage, Lemont.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has today announced that Bayer’s pour-on lousicide Avenge has now also been approved for blowfly control in short wool.”
GOULBURN POST – by Louise Thrower – “GOULBURN has a genuine shot at reclaiming wool sales following a forum on Friday.
It will mean jobs for the city and the return of a thriving selling industry lost to the city in 1998.
Some 20 stakeholders gathered at the Council Chambers to discuss the possibility.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A FORMER skateboard kid and passionate street fashion fan from South Australia has won the prestigious Australasian Young Designers Wool Awards at Hamilton’s Sheepvention expo.”
THE STANDARD – by Steff Wills – “AFL legend Kevin Sheedy saved the day when he agreed to open Sheepvention 2016 as guest speaker. The event was officially opened on Monday by the Essenden great, alongside Sheepvention president Gordon Last and Southern Grampians mayor Peter Dark. Mr Sheedy praised the people of the country and said he looked forward to raising the awareness of farmers across Australia with an AFL match next year.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WURROOK’S superstar fine-wool Merino ewe has taken out two more broad ribbons at today’s Sheepvention judging.
Having won supreme Merino at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo a fortnight ago, and then the Ballarat sheep show last week, the ewe made it a hat-trick when it won grand champion ewe at the Hamilton event.”
STUFF (NZ) by Chris Hutching – “Trekking the 680-kilometre Camino de Santiago trail in Spain inspired Christchurch’s Katey Lane to create a successful blister prevention product made from New Zealand wool.
Her business story began in 2012 when a friend asked if she would like to join her on the famous Spanish walking trail.”