THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie Lee-Oldfield – “NAREEB Nareeb stud from Glenthompson has won the Victorian Merino Pair of the Year at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo this morning.
The winning fine-medium wool August shorn ram and ewe were exhibited by the Beggs family of Nareeb Nareeb, while Paul Walton’s Wurrook stud at Rokewood had the reserve champion pair.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Nareeb Nareeb Partnership has won the Victorian Merino Pair of the Year, the first prize to be awarded for the breed at the 2016 Australian Sheep & Wool Show.”
STUFF BUSINESS DAY (NZ) – by Thomas Manch – “Auckland may be the country’s business capital, but one successful Kiwi company has taken an unusual step and moved to the Wairarapa.
Merino Kids, which produces baby and toddler sleep wear made out of New Zealand merino, has moved its New Zealand and Australia distribution centre to Greytown.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “CORRIEDALES are in Bron Ellis’s blood.
The breeder, from Mt Moriac, west of Geelong, says her parents had a Corriedale flock when she was growing up so it was only natural she also pursued the breed.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “A FLOCK of Dohne breeders will muster at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo this week as part of a world conference for the breed.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “CROOKWELL superfine wool growers Paul and Margy Seaman have created Australian Fleece Competition history – winning the Grand Champion prize with a commercial fine Merino fleece. It is the first time this has been done in the competition’s 16-year history.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “MORE than 3000 sheep from across Australia have gathered at Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Beale – “AN indicative micron price guide is being developed by Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) in an attempt to sustain current volumes of wool production.
AWGA is establishing a detailed comprehensive wool price list by micron category for customers, which chairman Chick Olsson said would reflect the cost of production, including a five per cent return on capital model. “
CUMBRIACRACK (UK) – by Carl Fallowfield – “KENDAL Wool Gathering, the annual celebration of the town’s connections to the trade on which its wealth was built, promises to be the biggest and best yet.
A record number of stalls selling products based on the South Lakeland town’s motto Wool is Our Bread have already booked for the fourth KWG, to be held at K Village on October 29 and 30, 2016.
STOCK & LAND – “The Australian Sheep and Wool Show kicks off in Bendigo today with Dorper and White Suffolk judging.
Also taking place is Angora goat judging, and judging of Dorset Downs, Polwarth, Merino pairs, Lincoln, Ryeland, South Suffolk, Corriedale, Dorset Horn, Drysdale, Hampshire Downs, Merinos, Romney, Australian Whites, East Friesians, Perendale, Prime SAMM, and Shropshire.”