STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The North East Merinos Breeders will host their 21st annual Benalla ram sale on Tuesday August 9.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FUTURE challenges for the Dohne breed lay with combining Dohne and Merino breeding values, increasing the use of genomics and widening the use of non-Dohne genetics.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) has unveiled the British Wool Premium Label Partnership with manufacturers, who want to promote a higher content of British grown wool in their carpets, rugs, etc.
“This allows quality manufacturers a chance to influence how much wool of genuine British origin is used in the blend of their ranges,” BWMB said.”
FARMING LIFE (UK) – “The British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) will be thrusting British wool and the board’s activities in to the spotlight at this year’s NSA Sheep Event, Malvern, on Wednesday, July 27, of which BWMB is a mainline sponsor.”
ADELAIDE NOW – THE ADVERTISER – by Nigel Austin, Rural Editor – “WILD dogs are threatening the future of South Australia’s $1 billion-plus sheep industry and thousands of jobs because too little is being done to stop the growing problem, a national action group has warned.”
YNFX Yarns & Fibres – “The British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) owned by the sheep farmers of the UK and sits between the wool producer and the textile industry has launched the new British Wool Premium Label Partnership with manufacturers that want to promote a higher content of British grown wool in their carpets, rugs and other products.”
CROOKWELL GAZETTE – “FOR the first time in the history of the Australian Fleece Competition, a commercial fleece has succeeded stud competitors for the Grand Champion title.
After scoring an impressive 96.10 out of a possible 100 points, Paul and Margy Seaman, of Rosemont, Crookwell, NSW, won the prestigious award with a 17.7 micron superfine fleece.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “THE Scott family of Valley Vista stud at Coolac, NSW, agreed their champion Poll Dorset ewe would be named after tennis star Serena Williams if it turned out to be a winner.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “FARMERS wanting to buy store sheep this spring will face significant financial outlays, although in something of a riddle, the higher priced ewes may be the cheapest.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “FIVE-year-old Sam Venning, from Kilmarnock, in Hamilton, took his steward role at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend very seriously.”