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Merino breeders welcome senator interest in one-way mirror incident

Terry Sim, 15 September 2017

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.

Australian wool prices dip on demand, clip quality and exchange rate

Sheep Central, 15 September 2017

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.

NSW Merino stud breeder defends AWI chairman’s focus group actions

Terry Sim, 14 September 2017

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”.

AWI Wool Exchange Portal plan hit by data and ownership rift with AWEX

Terry Sim, 13 September 2017

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.

AWI-funded focus group session fails ‘wool grower’ pub test

Terry Sim, 08 September 2017

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’.

WoolProducers Australia queries AWI board focus group governance stance

Terry Sim, 08 September 2017

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 microns drop in the eastern states’ auctions

Sheep Central, 08 September 2017

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.

EID should aid saleyard lamb feedback, but a warning on processor capacity

Terry Sim, 01 September 2017

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.

Wool indicator lower, but week finishes with positive price trend

Sheep Central, 01 September 2017

AUSTRALIAN wool prices continued their downward trend at auctions earlier this week, but improved on the last day of sales.

Latest flystrike research recommends producers cull sheep struck by flies

Sheep Central, 30 August 2017

SHEEP producers should cull any sheep which have been struck by flies and their progeny, the latest Australian breech flystrike research has recommended.