THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Peter Hunt – “AN EXPANDING mob of ghost sheep are living on electronically in the National Livestock Identification System’s database, despite having been sent to slaughter…”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Jarrad Delaney – “Allala Poll Merino Stud once again upped the offerings from the previous year at its 15th on-property sale at Kapinnie and saw returns with three top priced rams selling at $4200.
The sale saw 93 rams offered, four more than last year, with 91 sold and two passed in sold after the sale for an average of $1476.”
VOANEWS.COM – Reuters – “GUNNEDAH, AUSTRALIA —
From ground level, Australia’s drought looks like a featureless, brown dust bowl, but from the air it transforms into an artistry of color and texture as the land cracks under a blazing sun.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Mount Moriac Corriedale stud, Sweetfield, has taken out back-to-back supreme championship ribbons at this year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
The second win in a row continued to break a long drought for the stud; last year it won its first supreme championship in a decade.”
THE FLINDERS NEWS – by Mel Kitschke – “Jamestown Show’s ewe hogget competition has gone from strength to strength in recent years and organisers would love the momentum to continue for the 2018 event, to be held on Sunday September 30 at Jamestown Showgrounds.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman won’t voluntarily stand down at the next Annual General Meeting but will leave his fate in the hands of shareholders.”
STOCK AND LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “Ballarat rams: A good crowd of sheep and woolgrowers attended the 29th annual Ballarat Merino rams sale held in conjunction with the Ballarat Sheep Show…”
BOMBALA TIMES – by Jeanne Medlicott – “ABC’s Landline featured a story on Sunday about Toorallie, the wool fashion label that originated in Bombala. Sixth generation descendants of the Garnock family, identical twins, Steve and Simon Smith have revamped the Toorallie label that was once a thriving business in Bombala producing Merino jumpers and turning it into an outlet producing high quality Merino apparel.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “It was Australia’s turn to host Corriedale breeders from across the globe, as the 16th World Corriedale Congress hit the country.
The tour started in Adelaide, SA, and journeyed through Mt Gambier, SA, to Ballarat, with multiple Corriedale farms visited along the way.”
THE ARARAT ADVERTISER – by Jade Bate – “WIMMERA sheep producers are set to showcase their prized flocks at next week’s Sheepvention in Hamilton.
Buoyant wool and prime lamb prices will ensure continued confidence when the industry comes together to showcase some of the best available sheep genetics and innovations at the event.”