THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “THE Scott family of Valley Vista stud at Coolac, NSW, agreed their champion Poll Dorset ewe would be named after tennis star Serena Williams if it turned out to be a winner.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “FARMERS wanting to buy store sheep this spring will face significant financial outlays, although in something of a riddle, the higher priced ewes may be the cheapest.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “FIVE-year-old Sam Venning, from Kilmarnock, in Hamilton, took his steward role at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend very seriously.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “CORRIEDALE sheep will take centre stage at Sheepvention as the feature breed for the annual sheep show.
About 100 Corriedales from the Hamilton area will feature in the show.
Convener of the feature show and Corriedale breeder Shirley Foster said she was excited to showcase the dual purpose breed.”
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – by Daniel Kong – “Heritage and innovation shine through in Woolmark’s regional final, with men’s and women’s winners now progressing to world finals in January”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NANNEELLA shearer Sam Mackrill has been shearing a lot of sheep lately and last weekend at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show it paid off.”
NBR (NZ) – by Paul mcBeth – “Australian-owned carpet maker Godfrey Hirst has been given a small window to appeal a High Court ruling as it continues efforts to stop New Zealand’s largest wool scouring operations from merging.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “New England Merino breeder Tony Overton has a much clearer picture of the genetic make-up of his superfine Merino flock and the areas which need attention following trials of a new application for the 15k DNA test designed specifically for commercial producers.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “THE ability to see the end product from years of sheep breeding is part of the attraction.
But it is the professionalism and the experience that makes the wool fashion shows at Sheepvention one of its hottest ticket items.
The 550 tickets for the gala opening night fashion show usually sell out within hours and it has become one of the institutions at the sheep-focused event.”
LIVE MINT – by Shefalee Vasudev – “Some might find it cheesy to describe the current story of wool in Indian fashion as warm and fuzzy. But that’s exactly what it is. It is lyrical too, with good commercial potential.
But let’s do this one strand at a time. Indian designers continue to win the International Woolmark Prize (IWP).”