NEW It’s Ewe Time! forums in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales have been announced for early next year.
AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation and Meat & Livestock Australia have agreed on the terms to allow analysis of Merino Lifetime Productivity Project data for inclusion in the national genetic benchmarking service MERINOSELECT.
AUSTRALIAN wool prices finished generally higher this week, in the final sale series for 2018 for a three-week recess, with strong buying from major traders, Chinese and European buyers and processors.
WOOL growers have handed the Australian cricket team enough woollen cloth to make the prized baggy green caps for the next 100 years.
AUCTIONSPLUS Wool followed the physical market to last week experience solid demand for its online offering, and especially for cheaper crossbred lines.
AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will spend $2.5 million over four years to research a flystrike vaccine for sheep, seen as a potential option to mulesing.
AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is prepared to consider changing its expenditure split between wool marketing and other research and development, company chair Colette Garnsey told shareholders last week.
THE need for Australian Wool Innovation’s proposed online WoolQ Market trading platform has been questioned just weeks before its launch.
AUSTRALIAN wool prices turned around this week, with rates for all fleece and oddment categories improving.
AUSTRALIAN growers held back more wool this week as unfavourable currency rates affected Chinese demand, sending auction prices generally 50-90 cents lower.