Wool Processing

AWEX eBale project to go live with first ePacks

WOOL growers are being sought to take part in the latest stage of the Australian Wool Exchange’s supply chain traceability eBale project…Read More

Sheep Central, December 9, 2020

AWEX calls for wool classer code review submissions

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has just over a month to make submissions to the Australian Wool Exchange’s latest wool classing code of practice review…Read More

Sheep Central, September 23, 2020

Wool joins the race to develop protective finishes for apparel

THE COVID-19 pandemic is inspiring some companies to add new protective qualities to wool and other textile fabrics to protect against the bugs that plague us…Read More

Terry Sim, August 24, 2020

Shearing contractors and growers warned on COVID-19 risks

COVID-19 transmission into and through Victoria’s meat processing sector was used to highlight virus risks to shearing and wool industry workers in a webinar yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, August 21, 2020

Is mulesed wool lowering prices and building Australia’s stockpile?

WOOL from Australian sheep mulesed without pain relief is more likely to be passed-in under grower auction reserves than fleece from animals treated more humanely or not mulesed, AWEX data shows…Read More

Terry Sim, May 20, 2020

Victorian Agriculture Minister sees merit in onshore wool processing

VICTORIA’S Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes has come out in support of expanding onshore wool processing in Australia as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global manufacturing and supply chains…Read More

Terry Sim, May 1, 2020

Ultrafine wool awards shared by old hands and first-time winners

OLD hands and first-time winners shared the accolades at the prestigious Ermenegildo Zegna wool awards in Italy this year…Read More

Sheep Central, April 20, 2020

Young Aussie shearer stumps up for first record attempt

YOUNG Australian shearer Ethan Harder’s childhood dream of becoming a world record holder is on the verge of reality with an attempt on the solo Merino ewe record for eight hours in Western Australia tomorrow…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand., February 14, 2020

Nation’s main wool handler wants more electronic specis

AUSTRALIA’S biggest wool handler is encouraging wider use of electronic clip specification tools, estimating errors made using a paper-based system cost the industry about $1 million dollars annually…Read More

Terry Sim, February 12, 2020

NZ shearing quartet sets new women’s record of 2066 lambs

A FOUR-STAND women’s shearing record of 2066 lambs in nine hours yesterday has been lauded by one of the greatest of record-breakers as one of the great moments in shearing in New Zealand…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, January 24, 2020

Proposed wool declaration changes generate mixed reaction

MORE opposition and some support for proposed changes to mulesing status definitions on Australia’s National Wool Declaration has emerged as an industry consultation period continues…Read More

Terry Sim, 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

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