Smaller flock, sheep meat growth and wool prices to cut clip

AUSTRALIA’S wool production is predicted to drop further to 276 million kilograms next year, with clip recovery expected to be slowed by sheep meat flock and cropping growth, ewe replacement costs and COVID-19 impacts…Read More

Sheep Central, May 1, 2020

$20m GIC payout to wool growers set for March

PAYMENTS to Australian wool growers from the liquidation of the Graziers’ Investment Company are expected to be made next month…Read More

Terry Sim, February 21, 2020

Sheep bodies seek continuity after McKenzie resignation

SHEEP and wool industry leaders have called for continued focus on agricultural restructure, drought and bushfire recovery, and trade deals, following the resignation of Nationals deputy leader and Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie…Read More

Terry Sim, February 3, 2020

Buyers and Elders’ Gippsland wool growers support Helimed

GIPPSLAND wool growers and Elders have enjoyed strong buyer support to raise $13,450 for the Helimed Ambulance Auxiliary in the latest charity wool auction…Read More

Sheep Central, January 31, 2020

AuctionsPlus Wool 2020 online bale sales open strongly

ONLINE wool sales have opened strongly in 2020, with AuctionsPlus Wool selling more than 3700 bales this month up to the end of last week…Read More

Sheep Central, January 22, 2020

Merino breeders and processor oppose wool declaration changes

NON-MULESED Merino sheep breeders and an international processor have this week come out in opposition to proposed changes to Australia’s National Wool Declaration…Read More

Terry Sim, January 20, 2020

Manion wool foundation organising Gippsland sheep feed

BUSHFIRE-HIT East Gippsland sheep producers will soon receive up to 30 tonnes of sheep pellets in a special donation organised by the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation…Read More

Sheep Central, January 16, 2020

Wool growers urged to seek assistance after bushfires

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s general manager of research, Dr Jane Littlejohn, has urged wool growers not to be silent if they needed assistance after recent bushfires…Read More

Sheep Central, January 13, 2020

Could wearable robots make sheep shearing easier?

WEARABLE robotics could be a solution to easing the back-breaking labour of shearing Australia’s sheep flock…Read More

Sheep Central, December 20, 2019

This Hand says don’t give consumers reasons not to buy wool

GIVING consumers a reason not to buy wool, despite the fibre’s positives, only succeeds in reducing global wool consumption, especially from Australia, according to Australian exporter leader Matt Hand…Read More

Terry Sim, December 20, 2019

Strong finish to Australian wool market for 2019

AUSTRALIA’S auction wool market finished strongly this week after trade tensions between China and the United States eased and there was more clarity around Brexit with the United Kingdom election..Read More

Terry Sim, December 20, 2019

AuctionsPlus wool sales lift after US-China trade deal news

AUCTIONSPLUS online wool sales increased after the announcement of a United State-China trade deal last Friday…Read More

Sheep Central, December 18, 2019

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