STOCK & LAND – “Welcome to the live coverage of the final day of the Australian Sheep & Wool Show (ASWS) in Bendigo.
Today will be a big day of judging, with the interbreed champions being awarded. This will be livestreamed from 11am, and can be viewed here…”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “The Victorian Farmers Federation says it wants firmer commitments from all sides of politics, on the funding of a dedicated rural crime and stock squad.
At its Ballarat conference, VFF members passed a motion calling for more funding for a designated rural crime squad.”
FARM WEEKLY – “MORE than an event, it’s an opportunity.
That’s how LambEx 2018 organisers and committee members describe the sheep and lamb extravaganza that will be held in Perth on Sunday, August 5 to Tuesday, August 7.
The program features a fantastic line-up of international and Australian speakers who will present on an array of local and global issues for the sheep and lamb industry.”
BOOROWA NEWS – “Management strategies for internal parasites will be one of the topics discussed by Dr Bruce Watt at the upcoming Cowra It’s Ewe Time forum.
A Regional Veterinarian from Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Dr Watt will draw on his local experience to provide valuable advice and information to sheep producers from the Central NSW region.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Brian Giddings says his main priority is keeping his stock alive.
A fifth generation farmer, he has hand fed stock with his father and grandfather, but said this drought easily ranks as the toughest yet.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “BUYERS requests for mulesing status certification of Australian wool continues to grow, AWEX quality and project manager Kerrie Hansford said this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “SCOTTISH-BORN New Zealeand farmer and shearer Gavin Mutch has had a successful trans-Atlantic break from a bid to retain his place in Scotland’s World Championships team by winning one of North America’s major titles.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “While shearing is well known as an iconic Australian activity, the dark side of the industry is in the spotlight again.
Drugs, poor living and working conditions plus unsafe equipment are just some of the issues shearers are still facing.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Tasmania’s Trefusis Merino stud has become the most successful exhibitor in the Australian Fleece Competition’s 18-year history, taking out the 2018 championship for the third time in the last four years.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – “The Prince of Wales Showgrounds were abuzz with activity on Friday as the final preparations were made for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
The three-day event, now in its 141st year, opens at 9am Friday.
Read more: Woolly wonders arrive as Australian sheep show prepares to open
The show will see more than 2800 sheep pack the Prince of Wales Showgrounds, along with 450 sites.”