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    Quarterly Journal of the NSW Stud Merino Breeders’ Association Ltd

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    The Top Sire July – December 2009


    • Langdene, Dunedoo - Rabobank Australian Supreme Merino Ram
    • Four NSW youth accepted for National Leadership Course
    • 2009 Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show & Ram Sale results
    • Wool prices lift with global recovery
    • Auction Forward – Elders marketing tool
    • NSW studs win major titles and top sale at Bendigo’s Aust Sheep and Wool Show
    • Previewing the 8th World Merino Conference to be held in May 2010 in France
    • North Tuppal historic re-enactment     

    The Top Sire January – June 2009


    • Tara Park’s Supremes – Sydney, Canberra and Great Southern
    • New AASMB President, Tom Ashby
    • SMBA Council visits Cowra Ag. Research & Advisory Station
    • AASMB Trade Mission to Europe 2010, including 8th World Merino Conference
    • NSW Flock Merino Ewe Competition Highlights 2009
    • Great Southern Supreme Merinos, Canberra 2009
    • New Lice Test – how to use it

    The Top Sire September – December 2008


    • Can genetics be a permanent solution to breech strike without mulesing?
    • Preview Great Southern Supreme Merinos, Canberra January 2009
    • NSW’s Langdene Merino stud top price at Sheepvention
    • Top priced rams of Spring 2008
    • Sydney Show Show 2009 itinerary
    • NLIS sheep traceability Requirements

    The Top Sire May – August 2008


    • Australian Supreme Ram to Boonoke
    • 8th World Merino Conference Update
    • Expressions of Interest called for 2010 AASMB Trade Mission to Europe
    • 2008 Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show and Ram Sale
    • SMBA Trust Funding to Continue for Wool Handler Training
    • Honour Roll of NSW Studs at Australian Sheep Show, Bendigo

    The Top Sire January – April 2008


    • Bundemar Merino stud changes hands
    • Grathlyn supreme at Sydney
    • Top results of ram-selling season 2007-2008
    • Australian fine shorn production doubles since 1990
    • NSW Flock Merino ewe competition highlights

    The Top Sire October – December 2007


    • Wool Parades return to Sydney Royal
    • NSW National Leadership Course winners
    • Preview – Great Southern Supreme Merinos in Canberra
    • Preview – 2007 New England Merino Field Days
    • M200 Ambassador – Liz Foster
    • NSW Merino stud results at ASBA Show, Bendigo
    • 2008 Sydney Sheep Show Timetable

    The Top Sire July – September 2007


    • Report – National Ram Sale, Dubbo
    • 2007 Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show report
    • Merino Ewe Productivity Report
    • 2007 Ultimate Clip Competition winners
    • The Australian Merino by Charlie Massy – classic reprinted

    The Top Sire April – June 2007


    • 2007 Sydney Sheep Show results and photos
    • Robert Lindsay – new SMBA President
    • M200 Ambassador – Kelly Dowling
    • Elders Bioclip “Wool In Nets”
    • Riverina Ram of the Year
    • NSW Merino Studs successful in Queensland
    • Rabobank Farm Management Programme

    The Top Sire January – March 2007


    • Wool Handler Training Programme (SMBA funded)
    • Ewe Competition Results, Hay, Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo
    • Great Southern Supreme Merinos Result
    • Merino 200 Commemoration
    • Saltbush Feed Trials
    • QPlu$ Open Day 2007

    The Top Sire October – December 2006


    • Top Hoggets 2006
    • Woolclasser Registrations
    • Misleading Bale Descriptions
    • Advertising with NSW SMBA
    • Management skills for young farmers
    • SMBA to fund Wool Handler Training

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