Each week we aim to bring you the latest rural stories that have been making news across western NSW.
And boy oh boy what a a week it has been for regional Australia!
I think the hot topic on everyones lips this week has been the visit from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when they a drought affected farm on Wednesday.
Also making news is a call out to world-class international shearers to take part in Youngs annual quick shear competition.
Royal visit puts the drought in the international spotlight:
In his speech to the Dubbo community on Wednesday, the main topic in Harrys address was the drought and the resilience of rural people.
In this together: Scott Woodley, the Duke and Dutchess of Sussex with Elaine and Laura Woodley. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
Young quick shear hopes to attract world class shearers:
A massive $15,000 in total prize money is up for grabs at oungs annual Quick Shear competition.
Where is Mountain View Farm, visited by Prince Harry and Meghan?
Scott Woodley, the Duke and Dutchess of Sussex with Elaine and Laura Woodley. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
When Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived they were greeted by a mob of sheep, and appeared taken back by their condition.
Big overseas demand for Australian beef:
Agent Bill Tatt. Photo: File.
In Bill Tatts latest stock and property column he writes about slaughter cattle prices to Indonesia have pushed above the AUD$4.00 barrier to be at the highest level since May 2017.
Bill says even with big numbers through July and August, totalling some 130,000 head, it has not been enough to satisfy that countries demand for our beef.
This story The rural wrap: Royals visit a drought affected farm, comp calls for world-class shearers first appeared on Western Magazine.