Biosecurity is a family commitment at Kia Ora Merino

NO lice treatments for 10 years, no footrot and no Ovine Johne’s Disease risk — strict biosecurity has had to production advantages and reinforced the social licence of Finnigan Merino..Read More

Terry Sim, November 30, 2020

Superfine wool competition casts a wider net

AUSTRALIA’S prestigious annual superfine fleece competition will be open to all producers this year…Read More

Sheep Central, October 5, 2020

Promote non-mulesed wool as a product – NewMerino

NON-MULESED Merino wool promotion linking supply with provenance would be a powerful market differentiation tool for Australia’s industry, according to NewMerino owner Peter Vandeleur…Read More

Terry Sim, September 16, 2020

Add value, promote and refocus AWI, says wool brand owner

MELBOURNE-BASED Merino mens apparel brand chief executive John Kellett has an eight-point action plan for the nation’s wool industry that includes value-adding, boosting marketing, and refocusing Australian Wool Innovation’s role, activities and levy system…Read More

Sheep Central, September 14, 2020

Caution urged around wool stockpile estimates

AUSTRALIA’S wool stockpile could reach 1 million bales next year in a “worst-case scenario” of continued depressed demand, low prices and ongoing withdrawals of growers’ wool from auctions…Read More

Terry Sim, September 9, 2020

Should Australia spend more or less on wool marketing?

NEW South Wales wool grower David Taylor has proposed that the COVID-19 pandemic could be a catalyst for a higher levy to raise Australia’s wool marketing spend and tell all the facets of the good wool story. And Young grower Jim Gordon has responded with a call to drop the current levy further and shrink Australian Wool Innovation’s budget…Read More

Sheep Central, September 2, 2020

New Zealand strong wool producers form new group

NEW Zealand strong wool producers have united in a new group to renew a focus on stimulating consumer-led innovation…Read More

Sheep Central, August 31, 2020

WA wool growers still confident of industry’s future

WESTERN Australian farmers remain optimistic about the long-term strength of the wool industry, despite the current challenges of COVID-19 impacting consumer demand and causing market disruption, according to NAB…Read More

Sheep Central, August 21, 2020

NAB doesn’t expect wool prices to recover until 2021

GLOBAL consumer demand and Australian flock trends point to a limiting outlook for wool prices and production, according to NAB’s Wool in Focus report released today…Read More

Sheep Central, August 17, 2020

Melbourne wool auctions told to go ‘remote’ in COVID-19 lockdown

MELBOURNE’S wool auctions have been ordered out of the Brooklyn selling centre as part of Victoria’s Stage Four COVID-19 lockdown…Read More

Terry Sim, August 14, 2020

Wool production estimate for 2020-21 lifted slightly

AUSTRALIA’S shorn wool production dropped by more than 5 percent in 2019-20, but the rate of decline is slowing, according to industry estimates…Read More

Sheep Central, August 14, 2020

Wool Week face-to-face events cancelled in Melbourne

AUSTRALIA’S Wool Week events in Victoria’s capital Melbourne have been cancelled as COVID-19 disruptions continued in the state…Read More

Sheep Central, July 6, 2020

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