‘Rafer’ named supreme Merino of the year

A VICTORIAN fine wool, August-shorn Poll Merino ram named after tennis legend Rafael Nadal has won the Rabobank supreme Merino ram of the year at the National Merino Sheep Show and Sale.
A VICTORIAN fine wool, August-shorn Poll Merino ram named after tennis legend Rafael Nadal has won the Rabobank supreme Merino ram of the year at the National Merino Sheep Show and Sale.
MORE class Merino genetics are heading west after the Mallibee stud, Wannamal, paid $15,000 for a Roseville Park ram last week.
12 Sep 18 MORE class Merino genetics are heading west after the Mallibee stud, Wannamal, paid $15,000 for a Roseville Park ram last week.
12 Sep 18 THE Kolindale Esperance ram sale again received good support from a loyal band of locals who pushed prices to a $2900 top on Monday.
IT was a buyers’ market at the Rabobank National Merino Ram Sale at Dubbo, New South Wales, last week with prices reaching $22,000.
11 Sep 18 IT was a buyers’ market at the Rabobank National Merino Ram Sale at Dubbo, New South Wales, last week with prices reaching $22,000.
BUYERS let an opportunity to purchase large-framed, heavy cutting, quality woolled rams slip through their fingers at last week’s Trevino on-property Poll Merino ram sale at Southern Cross.
11 Sep 18 BUYERS let an opportunity to purchase large-framed, heavy cutting, quality woolled rams slip through their fingers at last week’s Trevino on-property Poll Merino ram sale at Southern Cross.
MERINOS were the stars of the show at last week’s Esperance Breeders’ Ram Sale where four studs achieved a collective average of $1654, up by a solid $262 on last year.
11 Sep 18 MERINOS were the stars of the show at last week’s Esperance Breeders’ Ram Sale where four studs achieved a collective average of $1654, up by a solid $262 on last year.
WA’s wool market bounced back from a minor correction with record prices for finer wools as live auction trading at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) returned to relative normality last week.
11 Sep 18 WA’s wool market bounced back from a minor correction with record prices for finer wools as live auction trading at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) returned to relative normality last week.
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THE breeding plan at the House family’s Barloo Merino and Poll Merino stud at Gnowangerup focuses around consistency and predictability.
10 Sep 18 THE breeding plan at the House family’s Barloo Merino and Poll Merino stud at Gnowangerup focuses around consistency and predictability.
THE unseasonal conditions, including a lack of rain throughout many areas where regular Tiarri Prime SAMM clients are based, had an impact on the final results of last week’s ninth Tiarri on-property ram sale at Lake Grace.
10 Sep 18 THE unseasonal conditions, including a lack of rain throughout many areas where regular Tiarri Prime SAMM clients are based, had an impact on the final results of last week’s ninth...
THE Button family notched up a colossal result at its 13th annual on-property ram sale at Tammin on Monday to celebrate the stud’s 50th anniversary of Poll Merino breeding.
10 Sep 18 THE Button family notched up a colossal result at its 13th annual on-property ram sale at Tammin on Monday to celebrate the stud’s 50th anniversary of Poll Merino breeding.
The Federal Agriculture Department has banned the licence to operate of Emanuel Exports’ wholly-owned subsidiary, EMS Rural Exports, following a show-cause notice.
06 Sep 18 The Federal Agriculture Department has banned the licence to operate of Emanuel Exports’ wholly-owned subsidiary, EMS Rural Exports, following a show-cause notice.
TOUGH seasonal conditions have forced the Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee to revise sharply downwards its shorn wool estimate for the current season.
01 Sep 18 TOUGH seasonal conditions have forced the Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee to revise sharply downwards its shorn wool estimate for the current season.
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IT was not only in the sale pens at the Rabobank WA Sheep Expo & Sale at Katanning last week where WA Poll Merino sires were making an impression on buyers, there were also a few private sales negotiated to local studs.
28 Aug 18 IT was not only in the sale pens at the Rabobank WA Sheep Expo & Sale at Katanning last week where WA Poll Merino sires were making an impression on buyers, there were also a few private...
IN addition to the usual hustle and bustle of the annual Rabobank WA Sheep Expo and Sale, the Great Southern Merino Sheepbreeders’ Association booked in another perk for attendees at this year’s event.
28 Aug 18 IN addition to the usual hustle and bustle of the annual Rabobank WA Sheep Expo and Sale, the Great Southern Merino Sheepbreeders’ Association booked in another perk for attendees at...
WOOLPOLL levy options that woolgrowers will vote on next month have been labelled “biased” within hours of being released by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
28 Aug 18 WOOLPOLL levy options that woolgrowers will vote on next month have been labelled “biased” within hours of being released by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
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IN a remarkable week of record wool sales, buyers at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) appear to have been swept up in what has been described as “a perfect storm”.
28 Aug 18 IN a remarkable week of record wool sales, buyers at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) appear to have been swept up in what has been described as “a perfect storm”.
Sheep - Wool
Paris  and  Tokyo  can  seem  world’s  away  from  the  sheep  paddocks  of  Australia,  but  all  three  came  together  in  January  when  Japanese  label  FACETASM  unveiled  at  Paris  Fashion  Week  a  wool-rich  Woolmark-certified  collection  inspired  by  Australian  Merino  sheep,  the  fibre  they  produce  and  the  woolgrowers  that  look  after  them.
27 Aug 18 Paris and Tokyo can seem world’s away from the sheep paddocks of Australia, but all three came together in January when Japanese label FACETASM unveiled at...
Sheep - Wool
THE launch of Williams Wool branding, on knitwear made from wool sourced exclusively from the Williams area, has been brought forward to later this year.
21 Aug 18 THE launch of Williams Wool branding, on knitwear made from wool sourced exclusively from the Williams area, has been brought forward to later this year.
Sheep - Wool
PRODUCERS attending LambEx 2018 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last week were urged to contact Eastern States acquaintances to advocate for ongoing live sheep exports.
21 Aug 18 PRODUCERS attending LambEx 2018 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last week were urged to contact Eastern States acquaintances to advocate for ongoing live sheep exports.
LAMB producers should not underestimate a growing risk to domestic and export market share from meat alternative products, a consumer trends specialist has advised.
20 Aug 18 LAMB producers should not underestimate a growing risk to domestic and export market share from meat alternative products, a consumer trends specialist has advised.
TO  help  woolgrowers  get  the  most  from  their  rams,  Australian  Wool  Innovation  (AWI),  in  partnership  with  Zoetis,  has  developed  a  new,  hands-on  workshop  called  RAMping  Up  Repro.
18 Aug 18 TO help woolgrowers get the most from their rams, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), in partnership with Zoetis, has developed a new, hands-on workshop called...
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The Woolmark Company and leading sports brand adidas have joined forces to launch a design competition focussing on the development of innovative, forward-thinking products for the performance industry.
16 Aug 18 The Woolmark Company and leading sports brand adidas have joined forces to launch a design competition focussing on the development of innovative, forward-thinking products for the...
Sheep - Wool
Lamb  mortalities  are  estimated  to  cost  the  Australian  sheep  industry  about  one  billion  dollars  each  year,  so  improving  marking  rate  is  an  important  driver  of  productivity  and  profitability  for  sheep  enterprises.
14 Aug 18 Lamb mortalities are estimated to cost the Australian sheep industry about one billion dollars each year, so improving marking rate is an important driver of...
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A  project  funded  by  AWI  is  looking  at  whether  more  widespread  supplementing  of  lambing  ewes’  diets  with  calcium  and  magnesium  can  improve  lamb  survival.
13 Aug 18 A project funded by AWI is looking at whether more widespread supplementing of lambing ewes’ diets with calcium and magnesium can improve lamb survival.
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