SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO breeders can compare the efficiency and profit variability of 77 bloodlines in a ten-year study of wether trials released this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MEAT & Livestock Australia has announced new sheep industry genetics, performance and business targets under a new sole management plan to improve the sector’s productivity.”
NZ FARMER – ” As farmers prepare to vote in local body elections around the country, one Hastings district councillor can concentrate on feeding lambs instead of campaigning, as Kate Taylor discovered…”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller – “NSW sheep breeder Matthew Coddington says the Merino of the future needs to be a fertile, disease resilient, heavy fleece cutting animal with high early growth rates and carcase quality.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “A SCRAMBLE to secure breeding ewes has seen prices reach close to $300.
But wet weather is making it difficult for some breeders to get their sheep to market.
High winter lamb prices, strong wool returns and a stellar season across much of eastern Australia is injecting confidence into the sheep industry.”
NY TIMES – by Matthew Schneier – “…. Now is a good time for Ms. Hearst to celebrate wool. In July, she won the United States regional competition for the Woolmark Prize, a $100,000 Australian (about $74,735) award given by the Woolmark Company, an Australian organization dedicated to promoting merino wool. In January, she goes on to the international competition in Paris.”
STOCK & LAND – by Paula Thompson – “The Collinsville stud, Hallett, had full clearance of 200 rams at its on-property sale on Tuesday, with the sale attracting buyers from across SA, as well as WA, NSW, Qld and Vic.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “HANNATON
87 of 101 Poll Merino and Merino rams sold to $3250, av $1513.
ONE of Hannaton stud’s, Kaniva, most loyal clients has returned to again pay top price for a ram, at this year’s spring sale.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “THE aisles of the South Australian Stud Merino and Poll Merino ram sale last week were a who’s who of the industry from across the country.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – “YEAR 10 students from Cleve Area School’s agricultural program have won the overall merino wether meat and fleece prize at the Royal Adelaide Show, ahead of about 40 other schools.”