Graham and Roy Robertson, "Sutton Grange", Bookham, who have entrants in the Bookham Merino Ewe Competition "since its inception", were awarded first place in the 2017 event.
Landholders in the far north-west of the state have a great opportunity to gain valuable insights into how to get the best returns from their livestock.
Fifty-four rams cleared from 77 offered with a top of $2800 twice and average of $1638 at the Highveld International Australian White sheep summer production sale last Tuesday.
THE extreme shift in weather conditions from mild to scorching temperatures has caused a spike in summer pneumonia in sheep, as veterinarians warn producers of the consequences of nutrition loss.
SHEEP and wool producers are staring down the barrel of having two different technologies imposed on them as the Victorian government “whitewashes” alarms about the enforcement of an inferior electronic identification system.
This year’s junior champion ram exhibitors at the 2017 Great Southern Supreme Merino Show, Sean and Jude Ballinger of Waverley Downs Merino stud, “Lecoin”, Delungra, had one of their most impressive sales to date, topping at $3200 and averaging $1116 for 46 rams.
ON the back of extraordinary lamb and sheep meat prices, Merino wethers are becoming an unlikely hero in producers’ enterprises.
Dorothy Mackellar's axiom of a land of droughts and flooding rains has been epitomised by weather this week.
Three studs cleared 65 rams for an average of $980 and top of $2200 at the inaugural combined production sale of B and B Farms, Rocky Glen; Bok Dorpers, Attunga and Lynkm Springs Dorpers and White Dorpers, Cervantes, Western Australia, held at Dubbo showground last Wednesday.
The annual summer multi-vendor Australian White ram and ewe sale held in Narrandera was underpinned by repeat buyers.