STUFF – by Doug Laing – “The CP Wool New Zealand shearing team ended its 2018 UK tour with a win over Wales at the Corwen Shears in North Wales in possibly the closest-ever result in international teams shearing.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew – “A love of animals from an early age has led 19-year old Tess Runting to set up her own small Corriedale stud, at Baxter, on the outskirts of Melbourne.”
STOCK & LAND – “What a big three days the Australian Sheep and Wool Show was…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “THREE lots sold for a top price of $20,000 at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show Merino Ram sale in Bendigo on Sunday.
The first to top the sale was the grand champion fine wool ram of the show from Jock McLaren’s Nerstane stud, near Tamworth.
A ram by a Nerstane sire also hit $20,000 for owners Russell and Tricia Sloan, of Coryule, at Willowvale.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “GEORGE Willows was just six years old and living in Singapore with his parents when his maternal grandfather died and left an English Leicester stud to him in his will.
The genetics had been in the Campbell family for three generations so the sheep were put in the safekeeping of another breeder until the family returned to Tasmania to live at Evandale.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “IT WASN’T quite a hat-trick for Tasmanian Merino breeder Georgina Wallace but her win in this year’s fleece competition was the next best thing.
Ms Wallace, who runs the Trefusis Merino stud at Ross, Tasmania, has now won the best fleece in the biggest competition of its type in Australia in three of the past four years.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “VICTORIA Valley Merino breeder Bill Crawford has been volunteering as part of Sheepvention, and the sheep shows that predated it, since the early 1970s.
And his family have been involved for four generations before him.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “SUPERFINE breeder Russell Meaton is used to being different.
In a state known for producing big medium and strong wool sheep, Mr Meaton has quietly gone about the business of breeding superfine sheep at Kojunup, Western Australia.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “PERI Chappell has rehoused 1500 working dogs in recent years, but there is only one that has completely captured her heart.
Gem was one of the first dogs Ms Chappell “busted out of a pound” when she set up Herd2homes working dog rescue in 2015 and they have shared a strong bond ever since.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “It was a hometown celebration in the ultrafine Merino ring with both the grand champion ram and ewe ribbons going to Victorian studs.
The grand champion ultrafine ram was exhibited by John Crawford and his daughter Nicole, Rock-Bank Merino and Poll Merino stud, Victoria Valley, with a ram which first won its four-tooth, August-shorn class.”