STOCK & LAND – by mark Griggs – “RETURNING clients of long standing, the Paul Baker family, Scarborough Lodge, Wellington, NSW, paid the top price of $1600 for two 18-month-old rams at the annual Gillmore Spring Drop Poll Dorset Ram sale recently.”
CHINCHILLA NEWS – by Alexia Austin – “WILD dogs continue to have a large impact on livestock in the southwest, with towns banding together to tackle the problem.
At the forefront of the fight is the Balonne Shire council, which is seeking expressions of interest for exclusion fencing funded by council loans.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “LOCAL farmers attended a woolgrower evening in Goornong on Monday night, organised by KareeWool, where they heard presentations about wool testing and marketing their clip.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by Jacinta Dickins – “The Riverina’s own Emily Pike has been giving the men a run for their money.
After only shearing for six months, the the Carrathool 21-year-old managed to smash out two personal records, shearing over 1000 sheep in just one week, beating the blokes by a long shot.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “A whopping $2196 average for rams sold at the Nine Mile Poll Merino sale could be a record, says owner Gordon Lucas.
The average price at last week’s sale between Tarras and Lindis Pass in Central Otago was $700 up on last year and 68 of the 72 rams were sold.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Ashley Fritsch – “Shears will be clicking at Axedale this weekend when the fifth annual quick shear event gets under way.
The family fun day raises money for four local groups – the school, preschool, public hall and fire brigade – and is usually held near Australia Day.”
STOCK & LAND – by Jamie Brown – “The Armidale, NSW, stud operated by Chris and Cindy Clonan, sold all 70 rams and averaged $1975, up almost $450 on last year with the most even line presented in the stud’s 15 years of annual sales.”
STOCK & LAND – by Hannah Powe – “THE enthusiasm of the wool industry and its producers was high as the Boorowa region celebrated 30 years of the Boorowa Flock Ewe Competition on February 16.
Twelve strong flock entries were put on show.
The growers represented came from a range of new and return producers.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2018 Australian Wool Industry Medal, which recognises those who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool industry.”
STOCK & LAND – by Hannah Powe – “Victorian buyers led the demand for Merryville, NSW, ewes, paying a top price of $220 per head, twice, for pens of stud ewes at the Merryville 34th annual stud and flock ewe sale recently.”