Congratulations to Fred, Louise & Colleen Donnelly of St Omer, Condobolin on being awarded 3rd place for their Poll Boonoke/Wanganella entry in the 2019 Don Brown Memorial Merino Ewe Competition. Classed by Chris Bowman, the Donnelly’s were awarded the John Coy Achievement Award in 2017 and were Runners Up in the 2018 Competition.
Congratulations to Wanganella clients Graham & Kay Tulloch of Girral, NSW for topping the annual West Wyalong Sheep Breeders Sale for the third consecutive year; their 2019 top price was $232 a head for SIL 2017 drop ewes.
Congratulations to Peter & Meegan McCarten & Family on winning the Most Profitable Award for their Wanganella blood flock entry, classed by Michael Elmes, in the 2019 Lake Cargelligo Maiden Merino Ewe Competition. Using standardised figures, the McCarten’s return per head for wool and stock sales was $307.
A quiet and unassuming man, who was probably destined from birth to make his life in the Merino Industry, Forbes Murdoch’s 50 plus year Merino breeding career has been acknowledged in the 2019 Australia Day Honours with a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to the wool growing…