STOCK & LAND – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “Whether you think of yourself as a woolgrower or not, you are important in the WoolPoll process.
WoolPoll is held every three years and allows woolgrowers to decide the amount of wool levy they will pay to Australian Wool Innovation to fund research, development and marketing.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – ” A recent summit in Wellington hoped to offer alternative solutions and open up discussion around the challenges facing the future of the New Zealand wool industry.
PGG Wrightson’s GM for wool Grant Edwards spoke with The Country’s Jamie Mackay about the importance of sharing the story of the wool industry with the community.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Vanessa Binks – “A “bold staple fella” from White River Merinos, Poochera, was sashed the Elders Hogget of the Year at the Eyre Peninsula Pre-Sale Expo, at the Wudinna showground.
Judge Justin Boughen, Karoonda, said the ram had wool cover to its points.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Mark Phelps – “SPECIALIST Traprock woolgrowers Sandy and Sally Smith said there is no going back from an eight month shearing cycle.
The Smiths noted in addition to a more manageable cash flow, having a shearing every eight months meant sheep were generally in a healthier condition throughout the year. “
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STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “Victorian stud Terrick West, Prairie, won the Australian Merino All-Purpose championship from more than 115 entries.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “TASMANIAN Merino stud Trefusis has won the prestigious Australian Fleece Competition’s grand champion fleece award for the third time in four years, with a three year-old ewe fleece.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “A weak low pressure system over Victoria produced moderate falls in southeastern South Australia and western Victoria, while a series of cold fronts tracked across the south, generating moderate falls along the South West Land Division in Western Australia, and in western and northern Tasmania.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “THE first phone calls Illabarook Merino breeder George McKenzie’s wife Helen made when their Montrose Hill stud ewe reigned supreme at the 2018 Australian Sheep and Wool Show were to his 96 year-old mother Lucy.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – by Doug Laing – “New Zealand blades shearer Allan Oldfield is considering a possible world record attempt after helping an Irishman score one of the biggest one-day tallies ever shorn with the clippers.”