FARM WEEKLY – by Caitlyn Burling – “AFTER lying dormant for more than nine years, the Kondinin saleyards were once again buzzing with life last week.
It was thanks to the Westcoast Wool & Livestock team assembling the best of the best Merino ewes and wether lambs in the area for its first Kondinin ewe and lamb sale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Tony Hughes-Owen – “THE 53rd annual Rutherglen Merino and Poll Merino ram sale at Narrogin last week was very pleasing on two accounts for the three generations of the Dawes family in attendance.
Rutherglen stud principals Buster and Whippy Dawes increased their offering this year to 148 head, up from 130 head last year and the increased offering all sold at auction for an average of $1323, which was up $149 on last year.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Tony Hughes-Owen – “THE combined Seymour Park and Darijon ram sale at the Narrogin shed last week saw 195 rams penned, with 174 Poll Merinos coming from the Blight family’s Seymour Park stud and 21 Merino rams from the Chadwick family’s Darijon stud.
The sale attracted a good number of potential buyers and onlookers from a widespread area.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Tony Hughes-Owen – “SINCE their annual sales last year, a few positive changes have come about for the connections of the Williams-based Noorla Dohne and Barooga Merino and Poll Merino studs.
Until this year Jeremy Genders held his Noorla Dohne ram sale alone in the Williams ram shed on one day in September and the following day the Higham family, Barooga Merino and Poll Merino stud held a Helmsman auction sale on-property.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John von Radowitz – “Wearing woollies in bed may be a more effective insomnia remedy than counting sheep, Australian research suggests.
It sounds like a dubious yarn. But experts say wool helps keep the body in the “thermal comfort zone” most conducive to restful sleep.
Scientists in Australia carried out two studies of young and older sleepers to test the theory.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “*50 of 52 sold to $5800, av $2072
Last year, Melrose Merino stud broke records at its on-property ram sale, and this year the Nurrabiel stud has gone one better.
Of the 52 rams offered, 50 were snapped up, to record an average price of $2072, which is up $428 on last year’s average, and the best average ever recorded at its on-property sales.”
BALONNE BEACON – “LEVY rates are the focal point of this year’s WoolPoll and panel chair Sydney Lawrie is encouraging all growers to have their say.
Mr Lawrie said recent discussions within the industry had been robust and future sustainability was something that needed to be focused on.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “*51 of 60 sold to $5000, av $2115
Mount Yulong’s 10th annual ram sale was the stud’s best ever, setting a new record average, and selling multiple in the top price range.
The Poll Merino stud, based at Telangatuk East, offered 60 15-16 month-old rams, and sold 51, recording an 85 per cent clearance rate.”
WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE – by Hayley Gastmeier – “A green carpet film premier in Masterton on Wednesday night bridged the gap between urban and rural with sheep, albeit fake, and shearers dressed up to the nines.
She Shears is a feature-length documentary which follows five of New Zealand’s leading female sheep shearers, including Masterton-based champion shearer Jills Angus Burney.”
FIBRE2FASHION – Courtesy Asket – “Menswear brand Asket has progressed significantly in tracing the entire supply chain. Asket’s ‘Full Traceability’ standard requires the brand to break down every garment into its raw material, trace each component to its origin and put that information – the entire supply chain – into every single garment. This new standard was introduced just 5 months ago.
Asket’s tracing work is at full speed and 2/3rd of its supply chain has been uncovered. Now the Swedish brand is making its ongoing work public at asket.com/traceability.”