THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WITH 398 different exhibit locations, navigating all the sites at Hamilton’s Sheepvention can be a bit of a mission.
But this year it will be a whole lot easier with the Sheepvention App.
Free on the app store and Google play, the app features an exhibitors’ list, interactive map, program and extra information.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN COUNTRYMAN – by Jenne Brammer – “The Borthwick family, of Yilliminning, remain confident about the wool industry, anticipating reasonable prices will remain for some time.
Andrew and Maureen Borthwick, who farm with son Graham and his wife Yvette at Yilliminning, near Narrogin, said the reduction in the nation’s sheep flock, coupled with strong global demand for wool, meant they expected prices to remain strong in the near term.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “LEADING animal health company Zoetis is aiming to raise $100,000 to support community health and reduce suicide rates in rural Australia with a unique campaign. For every Zoetis cattle or sheep vaccine or drench sold between August 1 and October 30 2016, Zoetis will donate $5 to beyondblue, up to a total of $100,000.”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller – “BUYERS attending the state’s upcoming Merino ram sales are expected to have deep pockets, reinvesting their stellar returns for meat and wool.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “THREE to four per cent of lines of sheep at abattoirs in Victoria over the past few years have one or more animals infected with tape worm in them, a national study has shown.”
ABC RURAL – SA Country Hour by James Jooste and Carmen Brown – “Australia is known as a land of droughts and flooding rains, with few places more fitting of the description than South Australia’s remote pastoral zone.
Rainfall patterns across the vast arid landscape are highly variable and unpredictable. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “… HERE’S the honour roll from the 2016 Australian Sheep and Wool Show, which has just been held in Bendigo .”
HAMILTON PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY – “Sheepvention is Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society’s biggest farming event with over 25, 000 visitors attending last year’s show in regional Victoria. With a mix of competitions, entertainment, food and fashion, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The 2016 Sheepvention will be held on 1st and 2nd August at the Hamilton Showgrounds Sheepvention’s competitions and events include the Ram Sale, Sheep Show, Victorian Farm Dogs Competition, Inventions Competition, and Wool Fashion Parade.
The Ram Sale is a unique selling system designed for the Sheepvention Pen of 5 Rams drawing vendors and buyers from all over Australia to attend Demonstrating the diversity and history of sheep in Australia, the Sheep Show exhibits up to 1000 sheep including Heritage and Merino breeds. Sheepvention 2016 Sheep Show will this year feature the Corriedales.”
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – by Doug Laing – “Three of New Zealand’s leading woolbrokers, all based in Hawke’s Bay or Gisborne, are reassuring growers that a low dispersal at the Napier sale this month was a “blip” rather than part of a long-term trend.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release NZ Wool Services International Ltd – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island Wool Auction received revived support this week with an improved 81 percent of the 5700 bales selling.
The weakening NZ dollar across the board saw the weighted currency indicator fall 4.22 percent. Despite these positive factors, local prices were still below last week’s South Island auction, but only marginally under the last more comparative North Island selection.”