New Zealand sheep whisperer promotes Shear-Jitsu shearing with ‘softness’ + VIDEOS

Terry Sim, 02 June 2017

SELF-PROCLAIMED sheep whisperer and shearer Pera Davies would like to see the world’s shearers hitting the yoga mats during their breaks.

Sheep students from three states share National Merino Challenge honours

Sheep Central, 29 May 2017

SHEEP-FOCUSED students from across Australia have enjoyed a detailed introduction to the wool industry at the 2017 National Merino Challenge in Melbourne at the weekend.

Mothers-in-law, profitability and wool’s social licence AWI-style

Terry Sim, 19 May 2017

ANIMAL rights activists have been likened to mothers-in-laws and profitability lauded as an important plank in the wool industry’s social licence defence, during a Victorian farm tour last weekend.

Australian Wool Innovation fills top research role

Sheep Central, 01 May 2017

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has announced its new General Manager – Research will be Dr Jane Littlejohn. She will replace Dr Paul Swan at the wool industry’s research, development and marketing body.

Collaboration call as AWI board receives latest Wool Exchange Portal reports

Terry Sim, 28 April 2017

WOOL industry attitudes to change need to be addressed collaboratively for the proposed Wool Exchange Portal to succeed, according to the operator of Australia’s only online wool marketing platforms.

Rafa on the ball with Woolmark-certified performance wool suits

Sheep Central, 12 April 2017

MOVIE star Jackie Chan’s fictitious suit in ‘The Tuxedo’ had settings for shake booty, anti-gravity, voice control and pants-only defence. Now wool has its own versions of the performance suit.

Does AWI’s ICC committee provide enough oversight?

Terry Sim, 03 April 2017

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has hit back at calls for WoolProducers Australia to be enshrined as an oversight body to the grower levy-funded research, development and marketing body.

Footrot vaccine now available after university research

Sheep Central, 27 March 2017

A FOOTROT vaccine available for all but rare strains of the debilitating sheep hoof disease has been developed by the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science.

Wool Exchange Portal to compete with auction and online systems

Terry Sim, 21 November 2016

RAW wool would be available for 24/7 purchase via a bulletin board within a proposed Wool Exchange Portal created by Australia’s wool grower-funded body Australian Wool Innovation.

Fibre of Football celebrates grand final week with new video

Sheep Central, 26 September 2016

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry can celebrate in AFL grand final week as the Brownlow Medal count gets underway, with the Fibre of Football campaign counting a second successful year and soon to expand into other competitions.