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AWI clauses to retain board nomination committee control

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will seemingly retain the ability to determine its board nomination committee structure if constitutional changes proposed at its annual general meeting are passed…Read More

Terry Sim, November 18, 2019

Trend in brands rejecting ‘mulesed’ wool to continue

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry faces the prospect of more retail and fashion brands moving away from using wool from mulesed sheep, according to an exporter body leader…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2019

Merino ewes in demand on AuctionsPlus sales

DEMAND for Merino ewe lambs and young ewes strengthened on AuctionsPlus last week…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2019

NSW DPI urges farmers to seek bushfire assistance

BUSHFIRE-AFFECTED landholders needing animal welfare assistance, including emergency fodder, water and veterinary care are being urged to call the NSW Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2019

WoolProducers retains leaders and elects new director

AUSTRALIA’S peak wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has retained its leadership and elected a new board member…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2019

New Zealand shearers get ready for trans-Tasman test at Dubbo

NEW Zealand machine and blade shearers have been honing their skills in the lead up to the next trans-Tasman tests at the Australian national shearing and woolhandling championships in Dubbo later this month…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, November 18, 2019

Naracoorte first cross ewes set national record at $402

NARACOORTE’S annual first cross ewe sale has set a new Australian record of $402 for the popular Border Leicester-Merino prime lamb mothers…Read More

Terry Sim, November 14, 2019

Rodwell Edenhope sale sets Victorian first cross ewe record

YOUNG first cross ewes sold for a Victorian record price of $388 at Rodwell’s Edenhope sale yesterday and ewe lambs made to $340…Read More

Terry Sim, November 15, 2019

Italian spinner Loro Piana calls for AWI board change

PREMIUM Italian spinner and weaver Loro Piana has publicly supported a change in Australian Wool Innovation’s board, while urging AWI to comply with market requirements in animal welfare and sustainability…Read More

Sheep Central, November 15, 2019

AWI-backed election candidate Humphries gets Olsson tick

FORMER Australian Wool Innovation director Chick Olsson has made the surprising move to back New South Wales veterinarian Dr Michelle Humphries in the 2019 AWI election…Read More

Terry Sim, November 15, 2019

Seasonal climate outlook December 2019 to February 2020

A DRIER outlook continues into December for southern Australia, eastern Queensland, far north-east New South Wales and much of the Northern Territory, with the remainder of the country having roughly equal chances of being wetter or drier than average…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 15, 2019

Hand-to-mouth wool auction market to be tested

MERINO wool prices enjoyed a general lift across all microns at Australian auctions in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle this week…Read More

Sheep Central, November 15, 2019

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