WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “High meat prices and reasonable wool prices along with a great season has put new found confidence in the Australian Merino breed.
This confidence was felt at the 2016 Rabobank National Ram Sale last Thursday with record-breaking prices.”
COASTAL LEADER – “Woolgrowers and sheep breeders from across the globe will gather in Adelaide for the inaugural World Merino Insight (WMI) from 4-9 September.
The six-day event covers both the meat and fibre aspects of merino production and brings together breeders, suppliers and buyers from across the sheep, wool and sheep meat industries.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Despite growing up on a farm, Nick Reid, 35, knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career in a creative industry.
After finishing high school at a boarding school in Melbourne, Nick completed a marketing course at Monash University, and then a film and television course at Swinburne University.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “A good season and strong prices at multi-vendor ram sales and wool sales bode well for the upcoming Victorian Merino studs’ sales.
That’s according to Victoria Stud Merino Sheep Breeders Association president Michael Collins, who said the association was optimistic that this year’s ram sales would be “considerably” stronger than last year, thanks to an improved season, with widespread average rainfall totals, and improved market indicators.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “UPDATE: THE Lette family’s Conrayn Merino stud has won the Australian Supreme Merino Ram title. In what was a first for the stud, they first took out NSW Ram of the Year, before going on to win the top gong at the National Merino Sheep Show in Dubbo, NSW, last night.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A LATE surge in wool buying at Australian auctions pushed the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator up over the 1300c/kg mark this week.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “FIFTH generation farmers Ian and Stacey Lugsdin, of Warrendale, northeast of Hay, have won the Elders northern clip of the year for 2015-16.
Their wool, nominated in January, was described by the judges as very even across all criteria, with a low midpoint break and high tensile strength.”
STOCK & LAND – by Mark Phelps – “TRAPROCK woolgrower David Bartlett, Dunblane, Yuraraba, says he is convinced that switching to more frequent shearings – three in two years and even four in three years – will maximise the value of his woolclip.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Mark Phelps – “QUEENSLAND will continue oppose the introduction of individual electronic ear tags for sheep, despite Victoria announcing it will go it alone with an eID system from January 1.”
THE BORDER MAIL – “Properties in the region are gearing up for the upcoming Spring Ram sales to be held over September and October.
The Prentice family from Kurralea say they are anticipating commercial producers travelling to their property in Ariah Park from many areas of NSW and interstate to purchase rams.”