Charity wool auction again delivers for Ronald McDonald House
The journey to full pedigree DNA has been longer than expected for WA sheep producers, but it's been worth the effort.
While other industries are important, The NewEngland is still first and foremost a grazing district and the dry times provide a range of challenges.
The commitment to producing traditional superfine wool on their property in the Yass Valley, despite many seasons of disappointing returns, is now paying off for Robyn and John Ive.
Merinos have played a big role in our history even featuring on our currency, the shilling from 1938 until the introduction of decimal currency in 1966.