FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “GOOD news was all there was to be had at this year’s Sheep’s Back Sheep Easy 2016 field day held last Tuesday.
Sheep’s Back hosted almost 200 participants at Muresk Institute in Northam for a day promoting innovation, simplicity and efficiency in the sheep and wool industry.”
STOCK & LAND – by Stephen Burns – “First time buyers at the annual on-property auction of the One Oak Poll Merino stud, Jerilderie, account Alistair and Natasha Wells, Victor and Harry Stonnill, “Cocketgedong”, Urana, paid top of $10,000 for their pick of the 131 Poll Merino rams on offer.”
STOCK & LAND – by Larry Schlesinger – “The Laguna Bay Pastoral Company has acquired historic Banongill Station in Skipton as the first asset for its $280 million US pension fund-backed agricultural fund.”
STOCK & LAND – “High profile Channel 7 sports presenter Hamish McLachlan features in the most recent Fibre of Football video produced in-house by AWI.The video of Hamish and his father Angus on the family’s woolgrowing property in the eastern Adelaide Hills in South Australia is the latest in a long line of videos highlighting the many great stories behind wool and its link with Australian football.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Murray Arnel – “oung Merino ewes were sold to a sizzling $274 a head at the Hay annual September breeders’ sheep sale on Friday where numbers offered on the day were clipped to 30,000 head due to wet conditions that have soaked western NSW.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “FOR the first time since introducing poll genetics seven years ago, the poll Merino will dominate the catalogue at Broula Merino Stud’s on-property sale, Tarcutta on Friday, October 7.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “Glen Iris will be holding its annual Bond ram sale at the Glen Iris woolshed on Thursday, October 6.
Elders will conduct the Helmsman auction, commencing at 11.30am, followed by a light luncheon. Rams will be penned for inspection from 9.30am.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “THIS year’s Wantana Merino Stud ram sale will be held on October 6 at “Pine Hills”, 18km north of Boorowa on the Frogmore Road.
Starting at 1pm and with inspections from 10.30am , there will be 30 top of the drop Merino rams on offer.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “Andrew and Jodie Green of Aloeburn Poll Merinos are celebrating 10 years of no mulesing.
The decision was made in 2006 that the logical way forward in breeding Merino sheep in Australia was to select animals with naturally bare breaches who did not require mulesing.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “Blyth Merinos has focused on breeding plain bodied poll Merino sheep which grow high densities of very long and uniform wool fibres…”