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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Merino Ewe Lifetime Productivity Project

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) last week announced the beginning of 10 years of work to follow the expected 3,800 Merino ewes bred from a diverse array of 120 sires for up to seven years of age, with the first site at Harrow…

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Successful Merino EID Workshop

A group of 10 participants from NSW and Victoria participated in the first of two pilot workshops held at Wagga Wagga, NSW last week, with a half day follow up on farm still to be arranged. Service provider, Sally Martin, led the workshop over two days and covered topics of…

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Animal Health our Problem

As sheep producers, animal health and welfare has always been our concern and our responsibility. Nothing has changed except for the increasing spotlight and oversight by some, sometimes with an alternative agenda to good commercial sheep health. In November 2014, the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders accepted an invitation…

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Australian Merinos in Argentina

Australian Stud Merino Breeders’ President, Mr Philip Toland, recently returned from judging Merinos at Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina and a visit to Uruguay where it is hoped the next World Merino Conference may be held in 2018.

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Pilot workshop goes ahead

Two pilot Merino workshops designed to assist Merino stud breeders with technology and data management have been organised and places are filling. Running over two and a half days, the first pilot in NSW to be held in March will pave the way for a second in Western Australia in…

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