QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “The fine wool section of the Merino competition at the Australian Sheep and Wool show produced some of the bigger class line-ups, with 17 in the four-tooth, August-shorn class.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “AUGUST to October is likely to be drier than average for most of mainland Australia. Chances are highest in the south east, where there is a greater than 80 percent chance of a drier season for northern Victoria and southern New South Wales.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “It’s the biggest sheep event of its kind in the world, and the 2018 Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS) delivered all that it promised.
Wool, fashion, working dogs, food, shearing and of course, sheep – over 3000 of them at Bendigo Showgrounds, where everything in the sheep and wool industry came together to celebrate and showcase one of Australia’s major agricultural enterprises.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Trefusis stud principal Georgina Wallace had to fight back tears when her group of fine Merino sheep were named winners of the coveted Lionel Weatherly trophy at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS).”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “An upstanding four-tooth August shorn ram bred by the Chapman family of Hinesville stud, Delegate, NSW, was named the grand champion ram in the medium wool judging.”
STOCK & LAND – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “Whether you think of yourself as a woolgrower or not, you are important in the WoolPoll process.
WoolPoll is held every three years and allows woolgrowers to decide the amount of wool levy they will pay to Australian Wool Innovation to fund research, development and marketing.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – ” A recent summit in Wellington hoped to offer alternative solutions and open up discussion around the challenges facing the future of the New Zealand wool industry.
PGG Wrightson’s GM for wool Grant Edwards spoke with The Country’s Jamie Mackay about the importance of sharing the story of the wool industry with the community.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Vanessa Binks – “A “bold staple fella” from White River Merinos, Poochera, was sashed the Elders Hogget of the Year at the Eyre Peninsula Pre-Sale Expo, at the Wudinna showground.
Judge Justin Boughen, Karoonda, said the ram had wool cover to its points.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Mark Phelps – “SPECIALIST Traprock woolgrowers Sandy and Sally Smith said there is no going back from an eight month shearing cycle.
The Smiths noted in addition to a more manageable cash flow, having a shearing every eight months meant sheep were generally in a healthier condition throughout the year. “
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