Woolkabin stud breaks supreme drought

THE top award in the Merino ring has eluded one of Wagin Woolorama's longest serving exhibitors the Patterson family, Woolkabin stud, Woodanilling for more than 40 years.
THE top award in the Merino ring has eluded one of Wagin Woolorama's longest serving exhibitors the Patterson family, Woolkabin stud, Woodanilling for more than 40 years.
A CHEESE made from sheep milk created WA dairy industry history last month.
16 Mar 17 A CHEESE made from sheep milk created WA dairy industry history last month.
WHILE most of the State was in election mode, judges in the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama wool shed were in selection mode, seeking the most superior fleece from the 97 exhibits.
16 Mar 17 WHILE most of the State was in election mode, judges in the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama wool shed were in selection mode, seeking the most superior fleece from the 97 exhibits.
QUALITY rather than quantity would be the best way to sum up this year's Texel competition.
Dropping to two studs from last year's four didn't affect the quality of any of the 21 entries, as both the JimJan and Mirovi studs' experience in the show ring, coupled with their renowned breeding excellence, shined through to maintain an impeccable standard across the board.
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15 Mar 17 QUALITY rather than quantity would be the best way to sum up this year's Texel competition. Dropping to two studs from last year's four didn't affect the quality of any of the 21...
THE day of judging for the British and Australasian breeds at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama kicked off when the Suffolks, White Suffolks and Poll Dorsets made their way into the ring in what was an impressively large line-up of entries.
14 Mar 17 THE day of judging for the British and Australasian breeds at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama kicked off when the Suffolks, White Suffolks and Poll Dorsets made their way...
THE sheep meat trade is tipped to meet unprecedented value in 2017, if exports continue on current trends.
08 Mar 17 THE sheep meat trade is tipped to meet unprecedented value in 2017, if exports continue on current trends.
FORTY years in the Western Australian wool industry belies Carl Poingdestre's place of birth and its historical link with dairying.
24 Feb 17 FORTY years in the Western Australian wool industry belies Carl Poingdestre's place of birth and its historical link with dairying.
Sheep - Wool
CONSIDERING the downpour across a large area of the agricultural region last week, a good number of buyers were on hand for an offering of just over 4000 head at the Primaries Special Sheep Sale at Katanning last Friday.
22 Feb 17 CONSIDERING the downpour across a large area of the agricultural region last week, a good number of buyers were on hand for an offering of just over 4000 head at the Primaries Special...
BUYERS and onlookers crowded the sheep yards at the Hewton family's Moodiarrup property last week, kicking off the clearing sale, held by Westcoast Livestock.
15 Feb 17 BUYERS and onlookers crowded the sheep yards at the Hewton family's Moodiarrup property last week, kicking off the clearing sale, held by Westcoast Livestock.
A DECEMBER shearing brought back reminders of the horror of the November 2015 Esperance region bushfires for Scaddan farmer and volunteer firefighter David Vandenberghe.
13 Feb 17 A DECEMBER shearing brought back reminders of the horror of the November 2015 Esperance region bushfires for Scaddan farmer and volunteer firefighter David Vandenberghe.
Sheep - Wool
THE percentage of wool levies being spent on marketing compared to research and development is under scrutiny as wool production fails to recover during a time of high returns.
07 Feb 17 THE percentage of wool levies being spent on marketing compared to research and development is under scrutiny as wool production fails to recover during a time of high returns.
Sheep - Wool
THE softened Australian dollar (AUD) is acting as a saving grace for wool buyers as record breaking prices fail to reduce demand for the fibre in the price-sensitive Chinese market.
01 Feb 17 THE softened Australian dollar (AUD) is acting as a saving grace for wool buyers as record breaking prices fail to reduce demand for the fibre in the price-sensitive Chinese market.
Sheep - Wool
YORKRAKINE has borne the brunt of the latest weather front, which dumped close to 200 millimetres of rain in a six-hour period on Saturday night.
01 Feb 17 YORKRAKINE has borne the brunt of the latest weather front, which dumped close to 200 millimetres of rain in a six-hour period on Saturday night.
DESPITE sweltering temperatures at the Bowen family's third annual Mount Ronan summer ram sale last week, the punters just kept on bidding - willing to go the distance for the circled lots in their catalogues.
01 Feb 17 DESPITE sweltering temperatures at the Bowen family's third annual Mount Ronan summer ram sale last week, the punters just kept on bidding - willing to go the distance for the circled...

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Well done Steve,it is easy to see why Purchers have been so successful over 5 decades
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Reality of supply and demand. I remember many oat marketers including CBH saying while they were
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At a $114 per tonne i feel like we have been bent over & abused .They went out of their way to
BILLIONAIRE global mining and agricultural entrepreneur Andrew  Forrest says the new agreement on beef trade struck between Australia and China today is a “game changing announcement” for the local sector.24 Mar 17 BILLIONAIRE global mining and agricultural entrepreneur Andrew Forrest says the new agreement on beef trade struck...
CURRENCY devaluation has shielded Australian grain growers from the price impact of record global grain stocks, according to a visiting American agri-economist.
23 Mar 17 CURRENCY devaluation has shielded Australian grain growers from the price impact of record global grain stocks,...