SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s board has identified several issues from the recent independent AWI review that shareholders will need to vote on, AWI chief executive officer Stuart McCullough said at the weekend.”
YASS TRIBUNE – by Hannah Sparks – “Grogansworth Merino Stud in Bowning celebrated two successes at the annual Australian Fleece Competition in Bendigo, Victoria last weekend.
The local farm came second place twice in the Fine Medium Stud Ewe or Wether and Medium Stud Ewe or Wether categories with its merino wool fleeces. A pleasing result, amidst the largest fully measured fleece competition in the world.”
STOCK & LAND – “Gordie McMaster is a legendary sheep classer, story teller and eternal optimist on a 65 year, and still going, love affair with Merino sheep and Kelpie working dogs.”
FARM WEEKLY – “TAMBELLUP producers Ben and Tracey Lamont are on a lengthening list of WA farmers relying on a quality flock of Merino breeding ewes to generate good returns from their 20 micron wool, and a solid annual income from prime crossbred lambs.
The Lamont family won WAMMCO’s Producer of the Month title for June 2018 with a line of 144 Poll Dorset-Merino lambs that averaged 20.95 kilograms to return $129.12 per head including skin with 97.2 per cent of the lambs falling into WAMMCO’s premium value category.”
Tintern Grammar takes supreme Romney award at 2018 Australian Sheep and Wool Show with ewe bred from New Zealand genetics
STOCK & LAND – by Carlene Dowie – “New Zealand genetics were a key influence in the 2018 Australian Sheep and Wool Show supreme champion Romney.
The supreme exhibit, the rising three-year-old champion ewe, was shown by Tintern Grammar, Ringwood East.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Chris Pedler – “Australian Sheep and Wool Show president Ross McGauchie wants to see the three-day event continue to grow.
Mr McGauchie said the national event has tripled in size since it moved to Bendigo 18 years ago.
“Since it came to Bendigo, I’ve been helping organise it. It has just kept growing,” he said.”
THE COURIER – by Kristen Frost – “For Illabarook sheep grower George McKenzie, it was like he has finally climbed Mt Everest.
The owner of Montrose Hill stud is talking about his long quest to win the prize of prizes, the supreme exhibit at the 2018 Australian Sheep and Wool Show.”
STOCK & LAND – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “Accessing new information isn’t always easy for the latest generation in the sheep and wool industry.
Which is why Young Champion Award winner Lexi Cesnik is so passionate about increasing knowledge transfer, especially among younger participants.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “The NSW judge of the Black and Coloured sheep at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Melissa Henry, said she was impressed with the improvement in the quality of animals exhibited in the section.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “The son of a top priced Border Leicester has taken out the breed’s Supreme Champion ribbon, at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
Wattle Farm, Temora, NSW, took out the top prize, with a young ram, sired by the $11,000 purchase.”