GOULBURN POST – by Louise Thrower – “GOULBURN has a genuine shot at reclaiming wool sales following a forum on Friday.
It will mean jobs for the city and the return of a thriving selling industry lost to the city in 1998.
Some 20 stakeholders gathered at the Council Chambers to discuss the possibility.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A FORMER skateboard kid and passionate street fashion fan from South Australia has won the prestigious Australasian Young Designers Wool Awards at Hamilton’s Sheepvention expo.”
THE STANDARD – by Steff Wills – “AFL legend Kevin Sheedy saved the day when he agreed to open Sheepvention 2016 as guest speaker. The event was officially opened on Monday by the Essenden great, alongside Sheepvention president Gordon Last and Southern Grampians mayor Peter Dark. Mr Sheedy praised the people of the country and said he looked forward to raising the awareness of farmers across Australia with an AFL match next year.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WURROOK’S superstar fine-wool Merino ewe has taken out two more broad ribbons at today’s Sheepvention judging.
Having won supreme Merino at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo a fortnight ago, and then the Ballarat sheep show last week, the ewe made it a hat-trick when it won grand champion ewe at the Hamilton event.”
STUFF (NZ) by Chris Hutching – “Trekking the 680-kilometre Camino de Santiago trail in Spain inspired Christchurch’s Katey Lane to create a successful blister prevention product made from New Zealand wool.
Her business story began in 2012 when a friend asked if she would like to join her on the famous Spanish walking trail.”
GISBORNE HERALD (NX) – by Justine Tyerman – “Justine Tyerman spends a day in the shearing shed at Toromiro Station with shearing contractors Donna and Kevin Williams and their crew. She also meets a wool consultant and learns about ‘couch boy’ and singing fridges.”
THE STANDARD – “Were you at the Sheepvention Young Designer Wool awards on Sunday night? If you were and want to relive it, or if you weren’t and you’re curious, then take a look at the gallery above thanks to The Standard’s photographer AMY PATON and let us know which outfit is your favourite!”
STOCK & LAND – by Sarah McArdle – “KEITH Bolto, Redlands, Macgillivray, Kangaroo Island, is optimistic wool prices will stay buoyant.
“We realise that prices are good and hope they remain that way, but don’t expect it – we are optimistic,” he said.”
STOCK & LAND – by Quinton McCallum – “IT was a fine day at the Murray Bridge Showgrounds as studs converged for the annual Karoonda and Districts Merino Field Day.”
BORDER CHRONICLE – “Bordertown farmers David and Karen Ridgway, along with their son Devon, have tremendous faith in the merino industry and with both vision and passion, they believe in the quality of the Ridgway Advance seed stock.”