TRI-STATE LIVESTOCK NEWS – “Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Colorado State University, kicked off the festivities at of one of the largest American Sheep Industry Association conventions in the last decade in her trademark way, by mesmerizing the audience with her concrete thinking.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “Welsh shearing commentator Huw Condron blames Invercargill for his “shearing bug”.
The commentator is in Invercargill for the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships this week, but it was in the early 2000s he first visited.
“I’d probably have a lot more time and a lot more money in my bank account if I wasn’t involved in shearing over here.”
NZ FARMER – by Mike Watson – “Crutching 1000 lambs could prove the ideal warm up for Marlborough shearer Sarah Higgins as she heads to the All Nations shearing championships in Invercargill.
Higgins is the sole Marlborough shearer competing at the All Nations event which has drawn 400 entries.
“It’s part of my practise run towards the championships,” she said.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 3 February 2017 (Week 31)
THE AGE – by Darren Gray – “The stopwatch shows that it was all over in less than 65 seconds.
So as auctions go this sale, held in a sprawling warehouse in the western suburbs of Melbourne, was a rather quick one. But for the farming family looking through the glass into the wool auction room, two of whom had travelled hundreds of kilometres to be there, it was 65 seconds well spent.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RENEWED Italian interest could help extend the Australian wool market current strong run as supplies of fine wool dwindle in the face of solid Chinese and European demand.”
THE BRECON & RADNOR EXPRESS – by Emma Evans in Local People – “TWO local farmers are hoping that they can cut it at the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling championships in New Zealand.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kath Sullivan – “SALEYARD operators will be told over the next few weeks how Victoria’s mandatory electronic identification system for sheep and goats will be rolled out.
The Australian Livestock Saleyards Association has been given $230,000 by the State Government to run six workshops across Victoria — which works out at $38,300 a workshop.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 27: Gabriela Hearst attends HarperÂ’s BAZAAR celebration of the 150 Most Fashionable Women presented by TUMI in partnership with American Express, La Perla and Hearts On Fire at Sunset Tower Hotel on January 27, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)”
This isn’t any ordinary sheep – this is Amy, the new Marks & Spencer wool advert sheep (and she even has her own agent)
DAILY MAIL – by Clemmie Moodie, Associate Showbiz editor for The Daily Mail – “At nearly 15 and a half stone, she is, perhaps, a tad meatier than some of her glamorous predecessors.
But Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alexa Chung, Emma Thompson and Helen Mirren have a new co-star in their midst – Amy the sheep.
The 7-year-old – 56 in sheep years – has become the most in-demand woolly creature in Britain after landing a plum role in a new M&S wool campaign advert, and securing an audition for a forthcoming ITV two-parter.”