FARM WEEKLY – by Jacinta Bolsenbroek – “SAN-Mateo Merino and Poll Merino stud, Brookton, has a long-term commitment to the production of high quality wool and genetics, and word is catching on.
San-Mateo stud principals Nigel and Damien Morrison said this was the largest number of registered buyers at their sale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Tony Hughes & Jodie Rintoul – “The East Mundalla stud, Tarin Rock, sold this Poll Merino sire privately last week for $30,000 to the Pickeing family’s Derella Downs Merino and Pyramid Poll Merino studs, Cascade. With the ram are co-principal Daniel Gooding (left), new owner Scott Pickering, East Mundalla co-principal Philip Gooding, Landmark Breeding representative Mitchell Crosby and Landmark Esperance agent Peter Gale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jacinta Bolsenbroek – “THE line-up at Cranmore Park stud ram sale gets better and better each year, according to long time buyers at last week’s 66th annual sale.
The impressive line-up of Merino and Poll Merino rams averaged $1244 over the 169 rams sold, including the top price for the Polls at $2400 and the Merinos at $2200.
Don McKinley, DT & M McKinley, Moora, and his son Matthew again this year outbid some tough competition.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES by Lyndal Reading – “NOTHING but wool will do for the very best business suits. That’s according to a tailor with about 40 years’ experience.
Peter Jackson tailor Anton Maurakh says business suits are classic and should be made from a classic fabric.
“The colours change each year, the number of buttons change and every fifteen years the style comes back in fashion, but they’re basically the same,” Mr Maurakh said.”
HERALD SCOTLAND – by Maddy Searle – “WE ALL know that the Highlands and Islands have had a long and very tangled relationship with wool. There’s the ancient rural traditions of spinning, weaving and knitting – and of course the dark period of the Clearances which saw people displaced from their land to make room for sheep. “
COUNTRY NEWS – “Yarding 18126 (3134), comprising lambs 13534 (3680) and sheep 4592 (-546)
The supply of lambs lifted by nearly 40 per cent, despite the wet conditions.
The bulk of the yarding was young lambs, with the selection of old-season lambs now down to odd pen lots being cleared at the end of each agent’s run…”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “A TOP line-up of rams and plenty of positivity surrounding the sheep and wool industries saw a long list of local buyers push prices to a $2700 top at last week’s 72nd annual Northampton ram sale.
In the sale, which was conducted by Primaries, Westcoast Livestock and Landmark, five local Merino studs offered 130 Poll Merino sires and after some strong bidding 122 were cleared under the hammer at an average of $1189, which was up $243 on last year.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Bobbie Hinkley & Courtney Walsh – “MUCH like at last year’s annual sale the Ledwith family’s shed and its adjacent marquee were filled to the brim with top quality rams ready to find new homes on Monday.
The hefty catalogue of Kolindale Merino and Poll Merino rams and Yanda White Suffolks attracted crowds from near and far to the Dudinin farm and secured the stud’s position as one of the largest single vendor sales in the country.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “THE 2016 Anglesey ram sale at Gnowangerup played out in much the same way as last year.
The buyers, $2600 top price and $1582 average were almost the same but the big differences were the incredibly good season that had the rams looking a picture of growth and nourished wools and the dominance of Poll rams compared with their Merino counterparts.”
NZ FARMER – by Matt Philp – “Banks Peninsula would-be weka farmer Roger Beattie is a 10-ideas-before-breakfast kind of man. MATT PHILP hears about some of the maverick’s pet projects.
Roger Beattie is on a roll. The wild sheep breeder, blue pearl and kelp entrepreneur, and, yes, would-be weka farmer, a man who most days has a dozen ideas before breakfast, wants to explain where all this weka business is heading. He kills the quad bike and, for a moment, there’s silence.”