THE AUSTRALIAN – by Sue Neales – “The phone call declaring the superfine wool grown on Garry Meek’s farm in western Victoria to be the best in the world came out of the blue.
All Mr Meek had done was to shear his flock of 3000 merino sheep last winter in his humble corrugated-iron shearing shed and sell the resulting 65 bales to the highest bidders.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “As much as $7 million worth of wool will be traded in a space of a few hours for the first time at the Canterbury A & P Show on Thursday.
South Island wool brokers are introducing a commercial wool auction at the show in a 55-year break from it traditionally being held at auction rooms.
Organisers want to share the excitement of wool trading to show-goers.”
NZ FARMER – by Mike Watson – “Former Golden Shears and national champion Angus Moorereturned to the winners circle with a big victory at the Marlborough A and P Show.
The Ward shearer got his 10th season off to a great start in the open class shearing class with a 13 point win over rival Chris Jones, of Blenheim in the 10 sheep final on Saturday.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Bobbie Hinkley – “RYLINGTON Park Institute of Agriculture at Mayanup hosted one of the Spring Optimiser Workshops run by The Sheep’s Back (TSB) last week.
More than 60 producers turned up to hear speakers present on the topics of animal health, business and technology alongside 100 others who attended days at Karridale, Boxwood Hill and Lake Grace.”
NZ FARMER – by Doug Laing – “Wairarapa claimed a significant shearing sports double on Sunday when shearer David Buick, of Pongaroa, and Eketahuna woolhandler Emaraina Braddick won the open finals at the Manawatu A & P Show in Feilding.
Buick won the open shearing final for a third year, beating world championships selection series favourites and Hawke’s Bay shearers John Kirkpatrick and Rowland Smith in a three-man final of over 20 sheep each.”
THE SHEEP SITE – USDA National Wool Review – 7 November 2016
ABC RURAL – SA Country Hour – by Cassandra Steeth – “The Tierney sisters break a few farming stereotypes — they are female and they are young.
In fact, if the pair wrote a song, they might give the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin a run for their money, replacing the modern-day feminist anthem. “
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “INCREASED wool supplies at auction tipped the balance back towards the downside in the past week, as buyers were faced with plenty of choice and could afford to be selective.”
THE COURIER – by Julie Power – “There are no flash cars or fancy holidays. Only a few days off in Darwin for fourth and fifth generation sheep farmers, the Hilders from between Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW.
And these are the good times.”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller – “SALE SUMMARY
3816 ewe lambs to $226
3588 wether lambs to $114
BUYERS upped the ante at Telang Pastoral Company’s 25th annual sale on Friday last week at Kingston, with East Friesian-Border Leicester-Merino ewe lambs averaging $40 more than 2015.”