Wool Processing

AWEX relaunches campaign to keep our wool clips clean

A CAMPAIGN to keep Australia’s wool clip clean has been relaunched, months after Chinese processors documented continuing contamination in bales imported into the country…Read More

Sheep Central, February 19, 2024

AWI ambassadors get NZ wool handling and shearing tips

TOP young shearer and wool handlers from across Australia are currently touring New Zealand undertaking a trans-Tasman trainee exchange course and competing in competitions…Read More

Sheep Central, February 16, 2024

Bond sets new nine hour ewe shearing record of 458

NEW Zealand shearer Sacha Bond became the first person in 40 years to hold world nine hour strong wool ewe and lamb shearing records simultaneously after shearing 458 ewes last Friday…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, February 12, 2024

Oberon QuickShear victor wins $20,000 in 20.65 seconds

AUSTRALIAN-BASED New Zealand-born shearer and contractor Floyde Neil has won the world’s richest speed shear prize of A$20,000 for 20.65 seconds of skill at the Oberon QuickShear on Saturday…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, February 12, 2024

Trade policy call to develop wool processing potential

TRADE policy work was needed to develop early-stage wool processing options in Australia, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh that were identified in a federally-funded grower-initiated project…Read More

Sheep Central, February 9, 2024

New Zealand shearers fly in hoping for a $20,000 quickie

FOUR of New Zealand’s fastest shearers are making a flying trip to Australia that could end up with one of them winning $A20,000 for barely a minute’s work at the Oberon QuickShear in New South Wales tomorrow…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, February 9, 2024

Industry bodies defer decision for ACCC help on wool declaration

AUSTRALIA’S leading wool industry bodies have supported 100 percent adoption of the National Wool Declaration but collectively stepped back from applying to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to make it mandatory…Read More

Sheep Central, January 31, 2024

New Zealand shearing trio set new eight hour ewe record of 1745

THREE New Zealand shearers have set a new world record of 1745 strong wool ewes shorn in eight hours. ..Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, January 22, 2024

Shearers set hot pace in ewe record bid in Hawke’s Bay

THREE New Zealand shearers are making the most of the first run of their world record attempt in Southern Hawke’s Bay with a first-hour tally unofficially almost 20 a head of the required pace…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, January 19, 2024

New Zealand shearers to attempt lamb record on Friday

THREE New Zealand shearers working throughout the Tararua District of Southern Hawke’s Bay and Northern Wairarapa are in the latter stages of preparation for their bid for a world record this week…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, January 17, 2024

Five NZ shearers set eight hour record of 3236 lambs

FIVE New Zealand shearers new to attempting shearing records and comparatively unknown in the competition circuit have shorn 3236 lambs in eight hours to smash a world record by 246 lambs in Southland yesterday…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, January 15, 2024

Mullooly smashes two shearing records in one day

ONE of New Zealand’s most successful female competition shearers has smashed a world shearing record by almost 10 sheep an hour…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, January 10, 2024

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