STOCK & LAND – by Stephen Burns – “Judging results for day three of the Prime Lamb breeds section during 2018 Australian Sheep and Wool Show held in Bendigo…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “THERE could not have been a more appropriate time for Merinos to be the feature breed at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
With wool prices breaking records last season and Merino wether lambs selling beyond $200 in winter, there is a surge of enthusiasm for them.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “RAM numbers have risen for Sheepvention’s annual Merino ram sale — the largest multivendor auction of its type in Australia — on Tuesday, August 7.
This follows a record-breaking result last year when 247 rams sold from 270 offered for an average of $3270 and top of $17,000.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “SHEEPVENTION will ring in its 40th year jam-packed with celebrations and entertainment.
But the heart of the event will remain the 1000 show sheep, the 295 Merino rams for sale, new inventions, dog trials and trade exhibits to rival any field day in Australia.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “A DELIBERATE move to work with schools 20 years ago is paying dividends for the Australian Corriedale Association.
Former students exposed to the dual-purpose sheep through agriculture studies are starting their own studs and beginning to take key roles in developing the breed.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “THE SHEEP industry is in good hands if the likes of Evelyn Lee of Maffra decide to take the reins when she grows up.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “A COOL head under pressure and the ability to work fast and accurately are the keys to performing well in the woolshed.
Twenty-five wool handlers will put these skills to the test at Sheepvention next month.”
RURAL LIFE – by Yvonne O’Hara – “Sheep farmers Steve and Kellie Nichol, of Clarkes Junction, were delighted when their fleece won the crossbred ewe and champion crossbred titles in the National Golden Fleece Competition in Wanaka last month.
‘‘It was the first time we had entered the Golden Fleece competition and we had not expected to win, but we were pleasantly surprised,’’ Mr Nichol said.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Jessica Johnston – “SHEEP and wool production areas in regional Queensland have benefited from the bulk of State Government funding to assist with wild dogs, with very little allocated to problem areas in the North.
Over the last two years, the Queensland Government has $12.74 million in grants to contruct wild dog exclusion fences, or cluster fences, and to control weeds and other pest animals. The Federal Government has contributed another $12 million.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “Hinesville Merino Stud near Delegate has taken out a couple of top awards at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo that was held on the weekend.”