TENTERFILED STAR – “Kentucky woolclasser Sophie Watson was third in the 2018 AWEX National Graduate Woolclasser Competition held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The competition brought together the best graduate woolclassers from across Australia to compete for the golden stencil, which was won by Matilda Scott (Conara, Tasmania), and acts as a platform for new and emerging wool classers.”
THE RURAL – by Vernon Graham – “David Shields thinks about switching back to Merinos every time he shears his Dohne flock at “Worago” near Narrandera.
And then he counts up the family’s returns from sheepmeat and decides to stick with them.”
THE TELEGRAPH – by Tone Morrissy-Swan – “… Hardvark’s answer to sweaty, smelly, wrinkly shirts comes straight from nature. In 2013, founder and outdoors enthusiast Jody Symons had a lightbulb moment. “Brands like Icebreaker made excellent merino wool base-layers for outdoor wear, but no one made merino clothing smart enough that you could wear it around town,” he says. “I wanted to bring the same comfort I experienced wearing merino wool outdoor apparel to the clothing I wore every day in the city.””
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “NEW Zealand wool handling husband Ricci Stevens claimed dinner table bragging rights with his Shearing Sports New Zealand’s top senior wool handling ranking after a unique national championshps final in Te Kuiti yesterday.”
DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES – Contributor – “Numbers remained similar across a mixed yarding of stock at Tuesday’s Deniliquin sheep sale.
The supply of heavy lambs was limited, and apart from pens which had been supplemented on grain, many of the trade and lighter lambs were lacking carcase finish due to the dry season.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – by Luca Cetta – “Wudinna’s Josie Post said she was not expecting to finish second in the 2018 AWEX (Australian Wool Exchange)/TAFE National Graduate Wool Classer Competition in Sydney last month.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Kane Chatfield – “THE Jumbuk Shearing team is gearing up to shear for charity at the ‘Shearing for Liz’ day at Yorkrakine next week.
The fifth annual ‘Shearing for Liz’ day will be held at the Davies family’s Cardiff stud shearing shed on Friday, April 13, 2018.”
FINANCIAL REVIEW – by Marion Hume – “… “By the sounds of it, we need to give everything a bit of a kick about,” says His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, by way of encouraging those joining him in a committee meeting for the Campaign for Wool, which is taking place around the dining room table at Clarence House, his London home. I’m perched to one side on a Georgian straight-backed chair, eavesdropping and observing the prince at work.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “The Federation of Australian Wool Organisations is calling for nominations for this year’s Australian Wool Industry Medal.
The annual accolade recognises men and women who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool industry.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “Relevant information to tackle the difficult sheep breeding challenge was presented at the Merino Lifetime Productivity project field day at Pingelly last week.
Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association executive officer Ben Swain said lifetime data of progeny from diverse environments, genetics and Merino types, would increase from its present 500 lamb records to 25,000 on completion.”