THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “MOORUNDIE Poll Merino stud from Keith in South Australia finished a successful first visit to Sheepvention by topping the event’s ram sale with a $30,000 Poll Merino.
The sale, which offered 340 Merino, Poll Merino, Dohne and Corriedale rams in pens of five, sold 308 lots to average $2785.’
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “FIRST-time Sheepvention exhibitors Moorundie Poll Merino have won the best pen of five flock rams competition.
Geoff and Bernadette Davidson’s Moorundie stud at Keith is one of the most renowned in polled Merino genetics in the country, and their pen of five rams didn’t disappoint the judges.”
ABC RURAL – by Rose Grant – “You don’t always need a tardis to travel in time. Tasmanian farmer Brian Fish moves easily from the 21st to the 19th century, just by stepping into his shed. By the door, wooden bullock yokes are propped against an anvil, next to a sulky and dray. “See this one here,” Mr Fish said. Brian Fish in his on-farm bullock museum near Oatlands.”
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STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The grand champion ram and ewe of the Corriedale feature breed judging at Sheepvention, Hamilton, were by the same Quamby Plains sire but exhibited by two Victorian studs.
Judge Jan Hunt, formerly of Wye Corriedale stud, awarded the grand champion Corriedale ram to one exhibited by the Ellis family’s Sweetfield stud, Mount Moriac, Victoria.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “BRON Ellis didn’t pick Sykesy the ram as a winner from day one.
Ms Ellis, who runs Sweetfield Corriedales at Mount Moriac, said Sykesy was always part of her ram show team but she didn’t see him as the leader of the pack.
Sykesy, who is a little more than 12 months old, won champion Corriedale ram at Sheepvention in Hamilton today, where Corriedales were the feature breed.”
THE STANDARD – by Steff Willis – “WHEN the deputy prime minister could no longer officiate at the opening of Sheepvention, former AFL great Kevin Sheedy answered the call.
Mr Sheedy said the farming community had been through a lot in recent times but would always come out the other end.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “On Monday august 1, 2016, sheep from British breeds and short and long wool breeds competed to top their classes.”
STOCK & LAND – “TASMANIA has claimed its first ever winner of the Elders Southern Supreme Clip of the Year awards via Echo Cottage, Lemont.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has today announced that Bayer’s pour-on lousicide Avenge has now also been approved for blowfly control in short wool.”