THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “IT WASN’T quite a hat-trick for Tasmanian Merino breeder Georgina Wallace but her win in this year’s fleece competition was the next best thing.
Ms Wallace, who runs the Trefusis Merino stud at Ross, Tasmania, has now won the best fleece in the biggest competition of its type in Australia in three of the past four years.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “VICTORIA Valley Merino breeder Bill Crawford has been volunteering as part of Sheepvention, and the sheep shows that predated it, since the early 1970s.
And his family have been involved for four generations before him.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “SUPERFINE breeder Russell Meaton is used to being different.
In a state known for producing big medium and strong wool sheep, Mr Meaton has quietly gone about the business of breeding superfine sheep at Kojunup, Western Australia.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “PERI Chappell has rehoused 1500 working dogs in recent years, but there is only one that has completely captured her heart.
Gem was one of the first dogs Ms Chappell “busted out of a pound” when she set up Herd2homes working dog rescue in 2015 and they have shared a strong bond ever since.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “It was a hometown celebration in the ultrafine Merino ring with both the grand champion ram and ewe ribbons going to Victorian studs.
The grand champion ultrafine ram was exhibited by John Crawford and his daughter Nicole, Rock-Bank Merino and Poll Merino stud, Victoria Valley, with a ram which first won its four-tooth, August-shorn class.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “The fine wool section of the Merino competition at the Australian Sheep and Wool show produced some of the bigger class line-ups, with 17 in the four-tooth, August-shorn class.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “AUGUST to October is likely to be drier than average for most of mainland Australia. Chances are highest in the south east, where there is a greater than 80 percent chance of a drier season for northern Victoria and southern New South Wales.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “It’s the biggest sheep event of its kind in the world, and the 2018 Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS) delivered all that it promised.
Wool, fashion, working dogs, food, shearing and of course, sheep – over 3000 of them at Bendigo Showgrounds, where everything in the sheep and wool industry came together to celebrate and showcase one of Australia’s major agricultural enterprises.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Trefusis stud principal Georgina Wallace had to fight back tears when her group of fine Merino sheep were named winners of the coveted Lionel Weatherly trophy at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS).”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “An upstanding four-tooth August shorn ram bred by the Chapman family of Hinesville stud, Delegate, NSW, was named the grand champion ram in the medium wool judging.”