THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff and Fiona Myers – “PARTS of Victoria have recorded more than their annual average rain, with five months of the year still remaining.
Figures from the Bureau of Meteorology show rain over the past week at Yarrawonga, in the state’s North East, has pushed its running total to 477mm — 10mm more than its 467mm long-term calendar year average.”
FARM WEEKLY – by jacinta Bolsenbroek – “THE WA sheep industry has formalised plans for a whole-of-supply-chain approach to stop the decline in flock numbers by voting to form the Sheep Alliance of WA.
More than 40 industry entities, associations and commercial businesses which service the sheep sector have become alliance members to help activate intervention strategies – highlighting the level of concern that exists about a likely on-going decline of the State’s flock. “
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Victorian studs swept up the top prizes of the interbreed judging at Sheepvention. The Jackson family, Moyston, had great success in the interbreed judging at Sheepvention, Hamilton.
Ross and Lydia Jackson’s Two-Dot Station Border Leceister stud won supreme long-wool ewe, with a July 2015-drop daughter of Retallack Pure Steel that the family purchased for a then-record of $16,000 in 2011.”
WALLPAPER – “For the past few years, Berlin-based designer Tim Labenda has been a gun for hire, designing capsule collections for retail giant Zalando along with a number of German brands and retailers, while developing his eponymous line. This summer’s European Woolmark Prize nod has set him up for the international fashion stage as he moves forward to the global final.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – by Mark Schliebs – “Former jackaroo Bernie Shakeshaft has seen hundreds of youths who would have been locked up had they lived in the Northern Territory come into his BackTrack youth program and leave with jobs and apprenticeships.
He’s also seen kids who have spent time in detention completely changed by the experience and struggling to lead normal lives.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Beale – “HER domination in the show arena has resulted in an exceptional fine-wool ewe, exhibited by Wurrook, crowned Australian supreme champion ewe following a trifecta of wins.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Helen Walker – “William John (Bill) Peskett, Hillview, Cunnamulla, was the only child to parents George and Kate Peskett. He was born at the Cunnamulla Hospital, June, 17,1940
Bill’s education began with a governess, then he went Nudgee Junior, followed by Nudgee College for a several years, before he returned to Hillview.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – “This month we look at the effects foreign exchange rates have on determining grower returns for wool and the factors behind the good gains of the Eastern Market Indicator.”
THE CORNWALL ADVERTISERS – “WORLD champion sheep shearer Matt Smith of Launceston won the world record for shearing sheep on 26 July – by ten ewes!
Matt surpassed the previous record of 721 ewes in nine hours, by shearing 731 in nine hours!”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “AUSTRALIA looks set to continue being the source of South America’s Dohne Merino sheep genetics with the trade worth a significant amount to local breeders.
Dohne industry consultant Roberto Cardellino from Uruguay said at the recent Global Dohne Conference this was because South America couldn’t import genetics from South Africa.”