Welcome Swallow prepares for dispersal

AFTER unexpectedly selling their Benalla farm last month, Welcome Swallow stud principals Jim and Suzy Martin are now preparing for the first of their herd dispersals.
AFTER unexpectedly selling their Benalla farm last month, Welcome Swallow stud principals Jim and Suzy Martin are now preparing for the first of their herd dispersals.
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STARVED of recent store sheep buying opportunities, restockers set a cracking pace at the Wycheproof sheep sale Friday bidding the opening yard of 82 crossbred ewes and their 142 marked young lambs to a sale high of $276 a head. STARVED of recent store sheep buying opportunities, restockers set a cracking pace at the Wycheproof sheep sale Friday bidding the opening yard of 82 crossbred ewes and their 142 marked young lambs to a sale high of $276 a head.
BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports. BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports.
FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks. FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks.
THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year. THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year.
Major milk processors have set the same opening milk prices, but Australian Dairy Farmers Co-operative has opened with a premium.
9:22 AM  1 Major milk processors have set the same opening milk prices, but Australian Dairy Farmers Co-operative has opened with a premium.
MERINO breeders are faced with the challenge of attracting young people to the industry, responding to changing consumer trends in terms of meat and fibre, and arresting the decline of the national Merino flock.
4:00 AM MERINO breeders are faced with the challenge of attracting young people to the industry, responding to changing consumer trends in terms of meat and fibre, and arresting the decline of...
WILLIAMS, Western Australia, wool grower and Navanvale stud co-principal Mitch Hogg is a young up-and-comer on WA's Merino scene.
4:00 AM WILLIAMS, Western Australia, wool grower and Navanvale stud co-principal Mitch Hogg is a young up-and-comer on WA's Merino scene.
IF THERE is a woolshed in the far south-west Wimmera, there's a fair chance Richie Foster has shorn there.
4:00 AM IF THERE is a woolshed in the far south-west Wimmera, there's a fair chance Richie Foster has shorn there.
AS Gabrielle Balfour-Glassey plays with her toddler Ethan, she recalls the harrowing moment he was born prematurely at 27 weeks.
4:00 AM AS Gabrielle Balfour-Glassey plays with her toddler Ethan, she recalls the harrowing moment he was born prematurely at 27 weeks.
TALENTS on the football field are being challenged by skills in the shearing shed as the controversial development of the national Ultimate Wool Team is a step closer.
4:00 AM TALENTS on the football field are being challenged by skills in the shearing shed as the controversial development of the national Ultimate Wool Team is a step closer.
ON COMMAND, Luke Twigg's Kelpies enthusiastically leap onto a hay bale on his Bears Lagoon farm, north of Serpentine.
4:00 AM ON COMMAND, Luke Twigg's Kelpies enthusiastically leap onto a hay bale on his Bears Lagoon farm, north of Serpentine.
LYN Dehnert and her partner Trevor Guppy are thrilled to be showing sheep from their Lyntree Southdown stud for the first time at this year's Australian Sheep & Wool Show (ASWS).
4:00 AM LYN Dehnert and her partner Trevor Guppy are thrilled to be showing sheep from their Lyntree Southdown stud for the first time at this year's Australian Sheep & Wool Show (ASWS).
WITH demand for skilled employees growing and the need for ongoing on-farm succession and sustainability, the Australian Sheep Breeders' Association will again highlight the youth sections of the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
4:00 AM WITH demand for skilled employees growing and the need for ongoing on-farm succession and sustainability, the Australian Sheep Breeders' Association will again highlight the youth...
SHEARING time at the family's Broadwater farm was always Clare Price's favourite time of year.
4:00 AM SHEARING time at the family's Broadwater farm was always Clare Price's favourite time of year.
WOOL GROWER Clive Pearson was determined to prove the old timers wrong when he was told crossbred lambs would never suit the western tablelands country of northern NSW.
4:00 AM WOOL GROWER Clive Pearson was determined to prove the old timers wrong when he was told crossbred lambs would never suit the western tablelands country of northern NSW.
FIFTY minutes is all it takes to knit a jumper.
4:00 AM FIFTY minutes is all it takes to knit a jumper.
WESTERN District stud principal Tom Silcock is undergoing dramatic trials on the family's property in a bid to lift production of their Merino flock while producing a premium wool product.
4:00 AM WESTERN District stud principal Tom Silcock is undergoing dramatic trials on the family's property in a bid to lift production of their Merino flock while producing a premium wool product.
WHILE many prime lamb producers use White Suffolks as a terminal breed, Bob Williamson is capitalising on the maternal traits of fertility, lambing ease and milking ability.
4:00 AM WHILE many prime lamb producers use White Suffolks as a terminal breed, Bob Williamson is capitalising on the maternal traits of fertility, lambing ease and milking ability.
IAN Turner firmly believes the introduction of the White Suffolk breed has helped to bring about enormous improvements to the Australian prime lamb scene.
4:00 AM IAN Turner firmly believes the introduction of the White Suffolk breed has helped to bring about enormous improvements to the Australian prime lamb scene.
THIS is arguably Stock & Land's busiest time of year, but for many of our team, it is probably our favourite.
4:00 AM THIS is arguably Stock & Land's busiest time of year, but for many of our team, it is probably our favourite.
ONE of NSW's leading Merino studs – Bundaleer – is moving into polled rams, with co-owner Gavin Lieschke saying in 10 years horned animals could be gone completely.
4:00 AM ONE of NSW's leading Merino studs – Bundaleer – is moving into polled rams, with co-owner Gavin Lieschke saying in 10 years horned animals could be gone completely.
MANY a keen knitter or crocheter will tell you that they cut their craft teeth by producing squares out of spare balls of wool.
4:00 AM MANY a keen knitter or crocheter will tell you that they cut their craft teeth by producing squares out of spare balls of wool.
THE Mortlock brothers, Greg and Malcolm, have been long-time supporters of the Australian Fleece Competition.
4:00 AM THE Mortlock brothers, Greg and Malcolm, have been long-time supporters of the Australian Fleece Competition.
PRODUCING quality wool starts with the soil at the Mortlock family's central Victorian farm.
4:00 AM PRODUCING quality wool starts with the soil at the Mortlock family's central Victorian farm.
CATHOLIC College Bendigo Polwarth stud is a key part of the school's increasingly popular agriculture program.
4:00 AM CATHOLIC College Bendigo Polwarth stud is a key part of the school's increasingly popular agriculture program.
THE beauty of Australia's desert, sea and everything in between is being woven into a 'playscape' by a group of Castlemaine residents.
4:00 AM THE beauty of Australia's desert, sea and everything in between is being woven into a 'playscape' by a group of Castlemaine residents.
HAMPSHIRE Downs' reputation is so great in the US, they are often referred to as
4:00 AM HAMPSHIRE Downs' reputation is so great in the US, they are often referred to as "The Kings".
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That is a weak argument Nick. China wouldn't have a bar of it all for years and pulled itself up
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Nico it is you who is ignorant of the way basic science operates. Basic science DOES NOT take
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Well Tim, if that is your real name, I hope you are right for your sake otherwise you may be the
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