AWI director reserves legal action right over WoolProducers’ views

Terry Sim, 06 July 2018

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation director Meredith Sheil has reserved her right to take legal action over a submission by peak grower body WoolProducers Australia to the current AWI performance and governance review.

WoolProducers Australia welcomes independent appointment to AWI review

Terry Sim, 04 April 2018

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s governance must be “as good as possible” to ensure the levy-funded body’s value to the wool industry is not jeopardised, according to former Sheepmeat Council of Australia chief executive officer and councillor Ron Cullen.

AWI board candidate to ask wool growers to deny chairman Merriman their proxies

Terry Sim, 09 October 2017

NEW South Wales wool broker and Australian Wool Innovation board candidate Don Macdonald will ask major wool growers not to give undirected voting proxies to AWI chairman Wal Merriman in the 2017 board election campaign.

AWI backs ‘balanced’ Merino breeding approach in National Merino Challenge

Terry Sim, 11 September 2017

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will “always present a balanced approach to breeding” after putting its National Merino Challenge under the oversight of sheep classer Stuart Hodgson, a spokesman said today.

Don’t ‘shoot’ Wally, he is only symptomatic of the problem – Small

Guest Author, 11 September 2017

Is AWI chairman Wal Merriman’s observation of a Merino breeders’ focus group behind a one-way mirror indicative of a broader problem with AWI’s levy-funded structure, and does it justify its abandonment for a research-focussed model? Western district wool grower and garment maker Peter Small thinks so.

The Merino man behind the mirror: AWI’s Wal Merriman

Terry Sim, 06 September 2017

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has admitted observing a focus group of performance-recording Merino breeders from behind a one-way mirror in Sydney in June this year without their knowledge.

AWI seeks nominations for three director positions

Sheep Central, 09 August 2017

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has called for nominations for three director positions available to be filled this year, consistent with the body’s constitution requiring that at least a third of the seven-member board must retire their positions every two years.

Merino wool use driving 10pc lift in sports and outdoor fabric volumes

Sheep Central, 09 August 2017

ICONIC Asian luxury department store Lane Crawford has collaborated with Australian Wool Innovation’s marketing arm, The Woolmark Company to launch two wool-rich athleisure collections by Helen Lee and Particle Fever.

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.