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WELL DONE: Rosie Wood from Perthville has won a NSW Farmers Association scholarship.

WELL DONE: Rosie Wood from Perthville has won a NSW Farmers Association scholarship.

TONI and Derek Treanor advise that their Kildara Glen stud is holding an open day on Saturday, October 9 from 10am to 1pm on property at 1735 Turondale Road, Millah Murrah.

Rams will be available for inspection and purchase.

Weight sheets will be available on site for Australian White, Poll Dorset and Border Leicester rams.

COVID registration and adherence to the COVID-safe plan will be required for all attendees.

Details from agents B and L on 6331 5166 or the Treanor family on 0428 377 610; and 0414 871 703.

DRESSING DOWN: For all the sceptics, here is the undeniable proof.

DRESSING DOWN: For all the sceptics, here is the undeniable proof.

Will be missed

FAREWELL to a long-time friend to a lot of district residents.

Joseph Lenehan passed away at home at Chifley Village, Bathurst at a well-lived 92 years and leaves a long list of happy memories.

Joe came to our area from the Urana district some decades ago and his charisma gained him many lasting friendships.

Rabbits under radar

THE regular sighting of wild rabbits in many parts of the tablelands is proof that these small pests have been "flying under the radar" as pastures recover from decades of drought.

We don't have the band of board rangers to assist with rabbit control as they did in former years.

There are still a few outdoor staff who will advise on pest animal problems, but the board rangers such as Paul Medway, Mick Baillie, Nev Collins, Wes Reeks, Graeme Larnach, Dennis Ferson, John Foran and Josh Parr were valued members of the staff whose advice and help were greatly appreciated by the farming community.

Meanwhile, we should all do our utmost to suppress the rapidly rising rabbit problem.

Rosalie's recognition

THE NSW Farmers tertiary scholarships were established in 1993 to reward, promote and encourage excellence in tertiary studies for children of members' families.

Included in this year's award is Rosalie Wood of Perthville, who is studying for her Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management at CSU Wagga campus.

She accepted the Graham Blatch Memorial Goobang Scholarship and is the daughter of Robert and Louise Wood of Perthville.

She also received the CSU Executive Dean's award from the Wagga campus.

Rosalie is the granddaughter of Roslyn and the late Jim Wood of Koorawatha and of Rosemary and John Seaman of Perthville.

The Graham Blatch Memorial has special significance as the late Graham was a long-time family friend and ally to the tablelands sheep Industry during its darkest hours.

Healthy addition

SOME negative comments are being made on the proposed new private hospital in central Bathurst, but every resident knows that our city missed the bus on almost every matter that concerns hospital care.

To stand on a rolling hill near Perthville at sundown and see the huge number of new roofs in the Kelso, Laffing Waters sector of Bathurst will show anyone the way our city has expanded.

A friend commented recently: "Our team marked thousands of lambs for Jack and Clare Stait on sites that now boast million-dollar houses."

Our next council in Bathurst will need to plan well, make good decisions and every councillor will hopefully stick to those decisions.

A Royal fave 

AN advertisement for new Royal Enfield motorbikes in a rural newspaper caught my eye as this brand is one of Britain's oldest.

The Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor is made in the company's factory in Chennai, India and retails for $10,200 ride away in Australia.

The company has manufactured motorbikes since 1901 in England and has operated in India since 1996.

Market moves

THE surging beef cattle market keeps throwing up some important buyer decisions and last week's store sale at Pakenham brought a comment from a leading agent: "Friesian steers sold exceptionally well. Buyers are paying $1900 for black weaners under 300 kg or $1300 for Friesians of around that weight. Today we saw a lot of Friesian cattle go back to hobby or small acreage buyers who wanted cattle but not for the premium price tag."

Across at a special store sale at Bairnsdale, the market mood was similar, with a farm manager's quote: "South Gippsland buyers are cashed up after selling bullocks in the $3500 to $4000 range. We've banked up for spring, have money in our pockets and want to buy cattle."

Wool report

WITH an offering of 31,698 bales and a total clearance rate of 91 per cent, week 10 saw the wool market lift by 2.18 per cent in Australian dollar terms and three per cent in US dollar terms.

Merino combing wools were up to 40ac/kg dearer on the first day and unchanged on the second day of sales.

Crossbred wools were irregular with buyers being very selective on their purchases in this arena.

Carding types were in sellers' favour.

Volatility remains prevalent in the market with China cautious and buying on a "need to buy basis".

Italy continues to be active in the better style, sounder, lower VM merino types and sub 15 micron wools are sought after.

The highest price in Sydney week 10 was 7400c/kg greasy for a lot of 13.2 micron fleece wool.

Competition is widespread, which is positive for your wool market, however it looks like volatility will continue for a while as sentiment in China is irregular.

Week 11 sees an initial estimated offering of more than 38,500 bales selling in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.

Richard Butcher, Nutrien Wool

Laugh lines

DAD bought a talking parrot from a house of ill repute.

First morning, mum came down the stairs and the bird said: "Allo, a brand new madame."

Later in the day, the teenage daughters came in from high school and the bird called: "Wow, new girls also."

Dad came in late from the sheep yards and the bird greeted him with: "A bit earlier than usual, Kev."

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DIPLOMACY is making your in-laws feel at home when you wish they were.

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A BURLESQUE show is where attendance falls off if nothing else does.

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WHEN the watchmaker died, they said it will take years to wind up his estate.

Diary dates

  • Tuesday, September 28: Richmond SRS; 120 rams at Quandialla.
  • Wednesday, September 22: Bella Lana ram auction at Dripstone.
  • Thursday, October 7: Blink Bonnie open day at Tarana.
  • Friday, October 15: Blink Bonnie auction; 50 rams and 700 store sheep.
  • Saturday, October 16: Fosterfield open day at Dunkeld.
  • Sunday, October 24: Fosterfield ram auction.
  • Thursday, November 4: Mount Bathurst Poll Dorsets; 80 hogget rams on property.