THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “CORRIEDALE sheep will take centre stage at Sheepvention as the feature breed for the annual sheep show.
About 100 Corriedales from the Hamilton area will feature in the show.
Convener of the feature show and Corriedale breeder Shirley Foster said she was excited to showcase the dual purpose breed.”
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – by Daniel Kong – “Heritage and innovation shine through in Woolmark’s regional final, with men’s and women’s winners now progressing to world finals in January”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NANNEELLA shearer Sam Mackrill has been shearing a lot of sheep lately and last weekend at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show it paid off.”
NBR (NZ) – by Paul mcBeth – “Australian-owned carpet maker Godfrey Hirst has been given a small window to appeal a High Court ruling as it continues efforts to stop New Zealand’s largest wool scouring operations from merging.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “New England Merino breeder Tony Overton has a much clearer picture of the genetic make-up of his superfine Merino flock and the areas which need attention following trials of a new application for the 15k DNA test designed specifically for commercial producers.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “THE ability to see the end product from years of sheep breeding is part of the attraction.
But it is the professionalism and the experience that makes the wool fashion shows at Sheepvention one of its hottest ticket items.
The 550 tickets for the gala opening night fashion show usually sell out within hours and it has become one of the institutions at the sheep-focused event.”
LIVE MINT – by Shefalee Vasudev – “Some might find it cheesy to describe the current story of wool in Indian fashion as warm and fuzzy. But that’s exactly what it is. It is lyrical too, with good commercial potential.
But let’s do this one strand at a time. Indian designers continue to win the International Woolmark Prize (IWP).”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WITH 398 different exhibit locations, navigating all the sites at Hamilton’s Sheepvention can be a bit of a mission.
But this year it will be a whole lot easier with the Sheepvention App.
Free on the app store and Google play, the app features an exhibitors’ list, interactive map, program and extra information.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN COUNTRYMAN – by Jenne Brammer – “The Borthwick family, of Yilliminning, remain confident about the wool industry, anticipating reasonable prices will remain for some time.
Andrew and Maureen Borthwick, who farm with son Graham and his wife Yvette at Yilliminning, near Narrogin, said the reduction in the nation’s sheep flock, coupled with strong global demand for wool, meant they expected prices to remain strong in the near term.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “LEADING animal health company Zoetis is aiming to raise $100,000 to support community health and reduce suicide rates in rural Australia with a unique campaign. For every Zoetis cattle or sheep vaccine or drench sold between August 1 and October 30 2016, Zoetis will donate $5 to beyondblue, up to a total of $100,000.”