SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A VICTORIAN Merino ewe on her first show outing has beaten all comers for the title of supreme breed exhibit at the 2016 Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend.”
JAKARTA GLOBE – “Indonesian premium ready-to-wear label Toton has brought international acclaim to the country’s fashion industry, winning the Asian leg of the International Woolmark Prize (IWP) in Hong Kong with their wool-and-silk women’s wear collection on July 12.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “This year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS) has again been heralded a success, with large crowds watching on as record sheep entries battled for the top honours.”
NZ FARMER – by Gerard Hutching – “Don’t panic – that’s the message from wool brokers after last week’s Napier sale which saw an unprecedented 46 per cent passed in when prices failed to reach expectations.
Peter Tate of Fred Tate Wools described the sale as “particularly disastrous”. Normally about 6-7 per cent of wool would be passed in at auction.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Grand champion ultrafine ram
Conrayn’s grand champion ultrafine ram went onto win grand champion ram of the show at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo.
The four-tooth, August-shorn ram was by Merryville Big Brilliant and out of one of the winning stud’s own ewes.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Grand champion medium wool ram of the show was awarded to a March-shorn Poll Boonoke ram. Judge Drew Chapman, Hinesville Merino and West Plains Poll Merino studs, Delegate, NSW, said it was a difficult to choose which ram to put up in the champion medium wool Poll Merino ram, because the East Mundalla ram as also very impressive and they were “…top Poll sires that will take the breed forward”.”
COWRA GUARDIAN – by Jim Griffiths – “A leading world and Australian agriculturalist is to be guest speaker at the upcoming reunion of former members of the NSW Junior Farmer/Rural Youth organisation in Grenfell.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Grand champion fine wool ram of the show was awarded to Langdene stud, Dunedoo, NSW.
Judge Kip Grey, Stockman stud manager, Melton Mowbray, Tasmania, was impressed by the ram’s spring of rib, bright muzzle and purity throughout.”
CENTRAL WESTERN DAILY – “ONLY a generation ago parents allowed their children to participate in a greasy pig chase, an event that would trigger outrage today.
These days in some places a family can still pay to see caged lions in a circus, a bucking horse in a rodeo or a cockatiel with bright orange cheeks perched on a pet shop’s stand. It may not occur to anyone in the family the shrieking little parrot has a broken wing, or the horse and lion are under severe duress.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – by Nikki Reynolds – “A COMBINATION of show ring wins and a buoyant commercial market for prime lambs has set things up perfectly for a Temora Stud.”