FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “THE Garnett family’s Willemenup Poll Merino and Curlew Creek Poll Dorset on-property ram sale last week will be one of the biggest sales for the season given the number of rams offered and sold.
In a mathron two-breed, two-agent sale, 316 rams were sold from 359 offered for a gross of more than $400,000.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Catherine Miller & Jodie Rintoul – “AN exceptional Old Ashrose Poll Merino ram with terrific purity has been sold to two high profile WA studs, in a $45,000 private sale at last week’s Royal Adelaide Show.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “MOLLERIN Rock Dohne stud is producing the goods and buyers are noticing.
At the stud’s on-property sale in Koorda last week it was smiles all round for the Longmuir family as Elders auctioneer Adrian Gamble knocked down the bids to achieve 100 per cent clearance of the 114 rams on offer.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Clare King – “A COLLECTION of old and new buyers arrived to view and bid at another positive sale at this year’s Crichton Vale stud ram sale in Narembeen last week.
Optimistic buyers were happy with the rams on offer this year and this was apparent in the clearance of 71 out of 80 rams offered comprising 50 Merinos and 30 Poll Merinos.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “EVERYONE has footy finals fever, including our wool growers.
Greg Andrews Hamilton Run Dohne and Poll Merino stud at Jamestown in South Australia has been selected as one of just two South Australian properties, and one of 12 in the country, to be included in the Australian Wool Innovation’s Fibre of Football promotion.”
THE CANBERRA TIMES – by Clare Sibthorpe – “A year after his record-breaking mammoth fleece turned him into a global sensation, Chris the sheep is adjusting well to life beyond the spotlight.
But while his days are now spent chewing grass and following his newfound flock in a NSW hobby farm, RSPCA chief executive Tammy Van Denge says the world has not moved on.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “AUSTRALIAN growers saw the benefit of the currency markets again in the past week as the softer tone in US dollar wool prices was masked by a lower local currency.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “TWO high-profile industry experts supplied by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) judged Yilgarn Agricultural Show’s wool section at Southern Cross this year thanks to a chance meeting.
One was respected NSW show-circuit judge, wool trader and Ausfine Wool Company director Scott Carmody.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Megan Cechner – “STRONG numbers and spirited bidding meant there were good deals and happy vendors at the Chapman Valley Stud Breeders Association ram sale held on September 6 at the Nanson showground.
The good weather ensured there were plenty of people at the sale with more than 100 people attending, and 59 registered buyers to ensure there was plenty of competition for the high quality rams.”
FARM WEEKLY – “STRONG support from return buyers ensured the Last family’s Aylesbury Merino and Poll Merino ram sale at Merredin last week was solid throughout and achieved a near total clearance.
There was a good coverage of buyers in attendance from Merredin, Trayning, Ballidu and Hines Hill and with a good season in the area and strong market prices buyers bid up strongly on their preferred lots.”