Wool Exchange Portal to compete with auction and online systems

Terry Sim, 21 November 2016

RAW wool would be available for 24/7 purchase via a bulletin board within a proposed Wool Exchange Portal created by Australia’s wool grower-funded body Australian Wool Innovation.

Fibre of Football celebrates grand final week with new video

Sheep Central, 26 September 2016

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry can celebrate in AFL grand final week as the Brownlow Medal count gets underway, with the Fibre of Football campaign counting a second successful year and soon to expand into other competitions.

Canberra student’s Olympic equestrian design wins AWI’s 2016 Wool4School competiton

Terry Sim, 02 September 2016

YOUNG Canberra school girl and animal lover Annie Liao has won the right to have her unique equestrian uniform design made into a garment after winning Australian Wool Innovation’s 2016 Wool4School competition.

Growers can take tips from myth-busting wool comfort research funded by AWI

Terry Sim, 29 August 2016

MYTH-BUSTING research is defining the skin health and comfort benefits of superfine Merino wool and the fibre parameters for wool growers hoping to supply the important therapeutic market sector.

The Innovator video with Shera the sheep is AWI’s latest wool tool + VIDEO

Sheep Central, 20 June 2016

SHERA the sheep, magically shorn without a shearer, is the latest educational tool from Australian Wool Innovation to be aimed at a new generation of wool lovers.

Wool prices hold with Chinese-led bidding for sound high-yielding fleece

Sheep Central, 20 May 2016

WOOL prices held firm this week as the $A-US exchange rate favoured buyers and demand focussed on high tensile strength and better-yielding, fleece and oddment lines.

First-time competitors excel at AWI’s 2016 National Merino Challenge

Sheep Central, 18 May 2016

FIRST-TIME entrants excelled at Australian Wool Innovation’s National Merino Challenge in Sydney, highlighting the role the event is playing in extending industry skills and opportunities to agricultural students from rural and city backgrounds.

Merinos ram home the wool message for Australian growers in Sydney

Sheep Central, 13 May 2016

TWO Merino rams — Fred and Truffles — were the stars of The Woolmark Company’s Wool Week Australia events in Sydney this week, as part of the global Campaign for Wool.

Fibre of Football gets high-tech with Vince at home on the farm + VIDEO

Sheep Central, 18 April 2016

A DRONE has been used for the first time in a working woolshed to film star Melbourne Football Club midfielder Bernie Vince’s continued participation in Australian Wool Innovation’s Fibre of Football campaign.

AWI mulesing alternatives not acceptable for wool standard

Terry Sim, 04 April 2016

AUSTRALIA’S mooted alternatives to surgical mulesing – Skintraction, liquid nitrogen applications and clips — are yet to win acceptance under Textile Exchange’s proposed Responsible Wool Standard.