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Wool growers opt to hold bales in storage as prices dip 50-90 cents

Sheep Central, 06 July 2018

AUSTRALIAN growers held back more wool this week as unfavourable currency rates affected Chinese demand, sending auction prices generally 50-90 cents lower.

Wild Dog Alert system offers hope for automated pest animal control

Terry Sim, 25 June 2018

A WILD Dog Alert system that sends real-time messages to a farmer’s mobile phone could also be linked to a drone for post-alert monitoring or modified to detect other invasive animal species.

Australia’s wool industry to celebrate 50 year-plus China partnership

Sheep Central, 25 June 2018

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry will this year celebrate more than 50 years of successful wool trading and industry development co-operation with China.

Medium Merino wool demand drives Australian market to new peak

Sheep Central, 22 June 2018

AUSTRALIAN wool prices rose to new historic levels this week, underpinned by unrelenting demand for the limited quantities of 18-22 micron Merino wool available.

Wool indicator tops $20 mark in Western Australia with buying ‘squeeze’

Terry Sim, 11 May 2018

WOOL officially became a $20 a kilogram fibre in Western Australia this week with the state auction market’s indicator lifting 66 cents to an historic 2018c/kg clean.

Future supply fears and lower dollar lift Australian wool prices

Sheep Central, 11 May 2018

GROWING fears about future supplies and a weakening Australian dollar helped lift wool prices to historic levels at auctions this week.

WoolProducers questions independence of AWI co-funded review

Terry Sim, 07 March 2018

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will co-fund the Federal Government’s so-called independent review into the levy-funded body’s performance and governance, raising new concerns about the inquiry’s independence and intent.

AWI’s WoolQ e-Speci to go live next week despite broker criticism

Terry Sim, 07 March 2018

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s wool exchange portal or WoolQ will go live with the launch of its eSpeci module next week, despite renewed criticism from the nation’s peak wool broker body.

AWI chairman Wal Merriman to stay while shareholders support him

Terry Sim, 18 October 2017

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has indicated he won’t be resigning despite calls to stand down, after he swore at an ABC reporter for questioning him about the AWI leader’s covert observation of Merino breeders behind a one-way mirror.

SheepConnect SA gets $350,000 funding boost for pastoral expansion

Sheep Central, 02 October 2017

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s successful sheep extension program SheepConnect will be expanded in South Australia after a $350,000 funding boost.