MERINOSELECT ram breeders have questioned Australian Wool Innovation chief executive officer Stuart McCullough’s account of a research focus group observed by AWI chairman Wal Merriman behind a one-way mirror.
A FURTHER correction in Australian wool prices this week has been attributed to strong buying earlier in the season, currency exchange rates and current offering quality.
WILLANDRA Merino Stud principal Ross Wells has come out in defence of Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman’s attendance of a MERINOSELECT breeders’ focus group in Sydney earlier this year. The fellow New South Wales breeder from Hillston believes Mr Merriman has been “cooked pretty badly” by recent media coverage, but his credibility is “still solid”.
AUSTRALIA’S proposed Wool Exchange Portal has hit a major obstacle after failing to negotiate agreement on industry data access and ownership proposals with the Australian Wool Exchange.
NATIONAL wool producer bodies have backed MERINOSELECT Merino ram breeders who believe a focus group session earlier this year has failed AWI’s ‘wool grower test’.
WHAT is the Australian Wool Innovation board and management’s corporate stance on the AWI-funded focus group of MERINOSELECT breeders on June 15 in Sydney?
PRICES for wool under 19 micron dipped on Australia’s eastern states’ auction floors this week and the benchmark AWEX Eastern Market Indicator closing slightly lower.
ELECTRONIC tag identification of saleyard lambs in Victoria should make it possible for processors to give carcase feedback, the It’s Ewe Time forum in Hamilton heard yesterday.
AUSTRALIAN wool prices continued their downward trend at auctions earlier this week, but improved on the last day of sales.
SHEEP producers should cull any sheep which have been struck by flies and their progeny, the latest Australian breech flystrike research has recommended.