MERINOS TOP PERFORMERS

Results from the 6 year Elmore trial, Ewes for the Future – Lambs, Wool and Profit – completed in 2015 compared the merits of five alternative sheep types and confirms the profitability of Merinos.  With lower risk, particularly in tight seasons when significantly higher feed needs are taken into account,…

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Sheep Handling Challenge

SHEEP HANDLING CHALLENGE   “With the motto ‘Investing In The Future’ president of the WA Stud Merino Breeders Association, Steven Bolt, said, the Western Australian merino industry promotion this year has included introducing events that encourage and engage students with merino sheep.   …

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2015 Ram Sale Success

Merino ram sales have exceeded many expectations this spring selling season with most on property ram sales lifting on last year.  Sale highlights include of a top of $81,000 at the annual Willandra ram sale, a sell out at the Yarrawonga sale and the Adelaide ram sale averaging $8,997 with…

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Hinesville Champion Sale Ram

Drew Chapman of Hinesville Merino Stud won the Champion Sale ram at the Rabo National Ram Sale in Dubbo on 26th August with Nerstane Merino Stud following with the Reserve Sale Ram.

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Wurrook wins Ram of Year at Dubbo

Paul Walton of Victorian stud Wurrook, won the Merino Ram of the Year judged at the Dubbo Ram Sale and Show this week.  This completes an exceptional year for the stud which has taken out major honours at both the Australian Sheep & Wool Show, Bendigo and at Hamilton Sheepvention.  …

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Hamilton Sale tops $21,000 for Glen Donald

Hamilton Sheepvention Ram Sale catalogue listed 67 pens of 5 Merino Rams for Sale on Tuesday. Sale average was $2646. See Terry Sim article below for more information: IT will be a bit of a homecoming when the top-priced Merino at the Hamilton Sheepvention ram sale arrives in the Monaro region…

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Sheepvention Show Awards for Victoria

Grand Champion Ewe: Glenpaen Merino Stud Victorian stud, Glenpaen continued their success in the show circuit winning the Grand Champion Ewe at Sheepvention with the same ewe that also took out the honours at both the Australian Sheep & Wool show at Bendigo and the Ballarat Sheep Show. Photo…

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Australian Sheep & Wool Show – Result Snippets

  SA premiers at the 2015 National Merino Pair Awards South Australian stud, Greenfields, won the National Merino Pair judging on Friday night at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show. Considered the most prestigeous national Merino competition, state finalists included a line up from Merino studs: Greenfields (SA), Nerstane (NSW), Wilgunya…

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Agriculture Grants for Women

 FUNDING GRANTS FOR WOMEN IN THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR In 2015 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors. From July 1 2015 the initiative will provide women in the agriculture sector with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant…

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World Merino Insight

WORLD MERINO INSIGHTADELAIDE 2016  4TH – 9TH SEPTEMBER 2016WWW.WORLDMERINOINSIGHT.COM WORLD MERINO INSIGHTADELAIDE 2016A new and exciting global sheep industry event to be held September 2016. Designed to run every four years in a biennial rotation with the…

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Tasmanian Supreme

Tasmanian Supreme was judged at the Campbell Town Sheep Show 2015 with the winner being Glen Donald Merino Stud, Nhill, Victoria. This same Ram also won the senior champion interbreed competition.  …

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State Finalist – QLD Ram of the year

The Ram of the year state finalist was judged at the Queensland State Sheep show 2015, with the winner being Mt Ascot Merino Stud, Mitchell, Queensland.They will now go on to represent Queensland for Ram of the year at the Rabobank National Sheep Show, in Dubbo late August 2015.

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State Finalist – QLD Merino Pair 2015

Wilgunya Merino Stud was judged with the winning pair at Goondiwindi this week, the venue for the Queensland State Sheep show 2015. They will represent Queensland in the 2015 National Merino Pairs Competition at this year’s Australian Sheep & Wool Show at Bendigo in July.  …

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New President for AASMB

Mrs Georgina Wallace was elected unopposed to the top position of President of the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders at the AGM held late last week in Melbourne. Mrs Wallace is the first Tasmanian Council member to hold the position of President. She is well supported by new Vice-President…

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