Research and Development

New sheep and wool podcast launched for Queensland

Sheep Central, February 13, 2020

QUEENSLAND sheep and wool producers now have access to a new podcast to keep up to date with the latest trends, research and practices in the wool industry.

The bi-monthly Around the Camp podcast series has been developed by Leading Sheep and will feature interviews with a wide range of leading producers, consultants and researchers, discussing topics focused on Queensland sheep and wool production.

Queensland Department of Agriculture & Fisheries extension officer Jed Sommerfield said the podcast was an exciting new channel for the Leading Sheep program to connect with wool growers.

“Leading Sheep works to lead the way for a more profitable Queensland sheep and wool industry, by communicating new technology, knowledge and skills for wool growers.

“Through our new Around the Camp podcast, we are excited to be able to bring wool growers information on the latest trends, research and practices in a convenient and engaging way,” Mr Sommerfield said.

“Covering everything from wild dog management to lambing planning, ram selection and updates from major industry events, the podcast will provide useful and relevant information to wool growers right across Queensland.”

The first episode of the podcast, aptly titled “Beat the Heat”, was launched today. It features an interview with a leading Queensland producer about ways to better manage your flock during the challenging summer months.

It also includes an interview with an experienced wool specialist, discussing shearing times, and different strategies that can help growers determine when is the best time to shear for their specific operations.

The Around the Camp podcast is available for download via the Leading Sheep website,

Leading Sheep is a joint initiative of Australian Wool Innovation and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, supported by AgForce.


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