THE WEEKLY TIMES – Rural Weekly – by Kirili Lamb – “SHANE Webcke knows farms and farming with as much kin as he knows his way through the New Zealand front row in an Anzac Test.
Born into sheep-farming, he grew up on a property at Leyburn, near Warwick, before shifting gear into a stellar rugby league career…”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sarah Harris – “Craig Ogier may have lost his old mate Jess to cancer, but she will still be very much part of the family when he steps into the arena for the Central Victorian Yard Dog Championship.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “A lack of surplus store sheep has caused the postponing of a Riverina sheep sale planned for Jerilderie next Friday.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – “Late last year woolgrowers across Australia were invited to donate some of their wool to be made into a special green cloth to eventually become the next batch of cricket’s iconic Baggy Green caps worn by Australian test cricketers.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – ” … AFTER the breakneck pace seen in recent weeks, buyers took a breather this week in the Australian wool market.”
FARMING UK – “The Kelpie, called Glencain Seven, set a new Australian record at the 2018 Casterton Working Dog Auction, selling for a record price of $22,200 (£12,500) to an undisclosed buyer from Hamilton in Victoria.
The Kelpie breed is an Australian sheep dog successful at mustering and droving with little or no guidance.”
FASHION UNITED – by Danielle Wightman-Stone – “Campaign for Wool has teamed up with environmental charity Hubbub to launch a new awareness campaign to help consumers reduce the impact of washing their garments, as well as call on the industry to take action to tackle the microfibre problem.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “LIVESTOCK producers in north and north-west Queensland now have a wild dog specialist to help reduce the impact of the pests.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “A RAIN band produced moderate to locally heavy falls in the north west of Western Australia, while a coastal trough and south easterly onshore winds generated moderate falls along the east coast of New South Wales and south eastern Queensland.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WORKING dog owners in rural areas have been advised to improve farm security and dog identification systems after the recent thefts of several Kelpie and Kelpie crosses in New South Wales.”