ABC RURAL – by Danielle Grindlay – “Can you pick the difference between a $3,000 ram and a $30,000 ram?
To the untrained eye, the 340 rams being auctioned at Victoria’s Sheepvention agricultural show might look remarkably similar. But to Pinnaroo farmer Peter Wallis, it is the rare combination of commercial traits that can “take a stud to a new level”.”
ABC RURAL – by Danielle Grindlay – “He took out a national wool fashion design competition but Toby Andrews had never set foot on a farm, nor come face to face with a sheep.”
THE COUNTRY – by Doug Laing – “The fundraising crutching of about 6500 sheep on Saturday was as much a reunion as it was a fundraiser.
About 30 shearers and woolshed crew took part in the event at Waitara Station, near Te Haroto, starting at 7am and ending about 5.45pm, a day’s voluntary labour raising about $9000 for the Shearing Sports Hawke’s Bay’s Great Raihania Shears at October’s Royal Show in Hastings.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – “ALLALA Poll Merinos enjoyed success with its 13th on-property ram sale at Kapinnie on Friday with an increase in rams sold and the average price compared to last year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A MERINO ram with wool that can go anywhere was the talk and the toast of the Hamilton Sheepvention ram sale shed this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “CLIMATE-READY Jigsaw Farms near Hamilton in Victoria will be a key feature of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia’s annual conference later this month.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “THE Victorian Farmers Federation has called for the National Wool Declaration to become a condition of sale, rather than being made mandatory.
VFF livestock group president Leonard Valance said making the NWD a condition of sale would be driven by commercial forces rather than just adding more red tape.”
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SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “VICTORIAN farmers have called for the AWEX National Wool Declaration to be a condition of sale, for bale lines from non-mulesed sheep to be sold first at auctions and for mulesing to be phased out.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “There is a cautious optimism for Victorian sheep studs’ on-property ram sales that ramp up this week.
Landmark’s stud stock manager south east region Ray Attwell said the Merino multi-vendor sales and the on-property sales in South Australia in the past few weeks boded well for Victoria’s upcoming sales.”