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Australian wool growers optimistic after tour of Chinese industry

Terry Sim, 20 March 2017

VICTORIAN wool grower and stud breeder Rod Miller has come home from a tour of the Chinese wool-processing and retail sectors with his batteries charged.

Kangaroo Island Merino breeder uses RamSelect to compare sire value

Sheep Central, 12 December 2016

KANGAROO Island Merino breeder Keith Bolto is using detailed ram records and digital technology to transform his flock.

US Army targets wool for sustainable fire-resistant combat uniforms

Sheep Central, 05 December 2016

U.S. Army researchers are developing a light wool-based fire-resistant fabric to improve combat uniforms. The Army has developed a fabric composed of 50 percent wool, 42pc Nomex, 5pc Kevlar and 3pc P140 anti-static fibre.

Forecast 6.9pc increase in wool prices expected to boost production

Sheep Central, 05 December 2016

WOOL prices are expected to increase 6.9 percent in 2016-17 and boost production, according to National Australia Bank.

Peter Westblade Scholarship applications open for sheep and wool youth

Sheep Central, 29 November 2016

YOUNG people passionate about the sheep and wool industry, and wanting to make a difference, can now apply for the prestigious 2017 Peter Westblade Scholarship.

Victorian superfine wool growers’ clip suits top Italian fabric maker

Terry Sim, 09 November 2016

MININERA superfine woolgrowers Garry and Sharon Meek have won the prestigious Vitale Barberis Canonico Wool Excellence Award with a focus on producing superfine Saxon wool with special qualities.

Victoria claims title as leading food and fibre-producing state

Sheep Central, 09 November 2016

VALUABLE wool, sheep meat and skin exports have helped maintain Victoria as the leading food and fibre exporting state in Australia.

SA first cross ewe breeder brings home national rural ambassador award

Terry Sim, 07 October 2016

SOUTH Australian first cross ewe breeder Jeremy Schutz is keen to work on breaking the city country divide after winning the 2016 Rural Ambassador Awards national final in Launceston this week.

Strong case for renewed sheep investment says ANZ bank report

Sheep Central, 21 September 2016

A STRONG upside case for increased sheep industry investment could be made in Australia, according to an agricultural research paper released by ANZ yesterday. Releasing the paper ‘The Sheep’s Back’, ANZ Head of Agribusiness Mark Bennett said sheep enterprises present a far lower volatility profile compared to other broadacre farming systems.

Wool mulesing discounts to come ‘sooner than later’ as non-mulesed orders increase

Terry Sim, 02 September 2016

SUBSTANTIAL discounts will be applied to Australian wool from mulesed sheep “sooner than later” unless the industry implements a plan to phase out the flystrike preventative practice, according to Italian processors.