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BIRCHWOOD -- Andrew & Diane Chartres, 03 225 5889 COLHOUN -- David Colhoun, 03 221 7269
GREELINE -- Hayden Pater, 03 246 9687
KINRAE -- Grant Campbell, 03 221 7306
MOUNT LINTON -- Hamish Bielski, 03 225 4689
NITHDALE -- Andrew Tripp, 03 205 3588
ROSEDALE -- Don & Brigette Morrison, 03 207 1857
ROSLYN DOWNS -- Chris & Gaynor Miller, 03 230 6144
SHOREFORD -- James & Sophie Pinckney, 03 224 6166
TAMLET -- George & Kathryn Smith, 03 206 4925
THE GATES -- Henry & Olivia Pinckney, 03 315 6433
TWIN FARM -- Andrew, Russell & Pam Welsh, 03 208 5902
WAIKAKA -- Laurie & Sharon Paterson, 03 207 2835
WAIRAKI -- Richard & Trudy Slee, 03 225 8899
WOODLANDS RESEARCH STN -- Kevin Knowler, 03 231 3033
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Sheep Industry Advertising Feature
Shearing shed preparations
By CARMEN HALL
Main Shear is about to kick off in Southland and
it's important you have everything in place in
the shearing shed to make sure the operation
Check to make sure all the shearing machines are
running correctly and don't need any maintenance.
Clean out the shearing shed and if possible remove
unnecessary rubbish that may have accumulated
over the year.
This could include dags -- if you can't get rid of them
push them into a corner or underneath the raised
board. Other facilities like the kitchen and toilet
should be given the once over as well.
It's important you are in the shed when the shearers
and wool handlers arrive so you can brief the ganger
and head wool handler about your expectations for
The head wool handler will be responsible for your
clip and needs to be given clear instructions on its
This could include lightly skirting the wool and
removing oddments like bellies, necks, seedy backs
and keeping all hard cots, soft cots and yellow fleeces
Usually the wool handlers will set up the shearing
shed so have plenty of fadges available for that
purpose as well as for presser -- and give him a bale
weight indication. If for some reason you can't be
present it's important you relay this information to
the shearing contractor when you are booking the
job in and it's also advisable to talk to your wool
buyer in advance as they
can also offer vital advice
about wool preparation.
If you have any concerns
voice them with the
ganger, head wool
handler or ring the
Countdown to Ram Week
By CARMEN HALL
The Gore A & P Association is gearing
up for another highly anticipated
Ram Week in January 2013 and Ram
Fair Convenor Trevor McCall says
farmers need to mark it on their
calendars and take action if they want
to sell stud stock at the sale.
He says entries close on December 12
and it's important to get the
paperwork sorted to ensure the event
will be another success.
''Entries will flood in closer to the
close off date,'' he says.
''We just want to remind farmers that
the countdown is on and you should
get your entries sorted.''
Ram Week officially starts on Tuesday
January 15 with the Stud Perendale
and Cheviot Ram Sale starting at
11am, followed by the Stud Romney
Ram Sale at 2pm. The Dorset Down
Sale follows at 3pm.
These breeds are followed on
Wednesday 16 by the Stud Coo-
pworth and Border Leicester, Sale at
10am, with the Southern Texel Ram
Sale at 11am. Starting at 1pm the
Stud Poll Dorset, South Suffolk,
Suffolk, Dorset Down and Southdown
The week ends on Friday January 18
with the All Breeds Flock Fair.
Trevor says Ram Week is important to
farmers because some of the top
studs in the country will be
showcased and up for sale.
''This is where the best rams are
offered for sale and many of them
will come from top genetics.
''The ram buyers are looking for
superior quality and nowadays it's all
digitally recorded so that information
is at the farmers' finger tips.''
He says prices at the Ram Fair last
year were steady with a lot fetching
over $5,000 and the top Perendale
Ram selling for $10,000.
The Ram Fair is sponsored by Alliance
Group Ltd and Trevor says they
couldn't survive without their support
and the help of A & P Association
volunteers who always put in the
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