New ewe forums planned for eastern Australian states in New Year

Sheep Central, 21 December 2018

NEW It’s Ewe Time! forums in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales have been announced for early next year.

AWI and MLA agree on MLP project data analysis terms

Terry Sim, 17 December 2018

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 finish higher in last 2018 sales

Sheep Central, 14 December 2018

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 present new baggy green cap fabric for Aussie cricketers

Sheep Central, 10 December 2018

WOOL growers have handed the Australian cricket team enough woollen cloth to make the prized baggy green caps for the next 100 years.

Solid online demand for crossbred lines on AuctionsPlus Wool

Sheep Central, 04 December 2018

AUCTIONSPLUS Wool followed the physical market to last week experience solid demand for its online offering, and especially for cheaper crossbred lines.

AWI to invest $2.5 million in sheep flystrike vaccine research

Sheep Central, 04 December 2018

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.

Is AWI’s marketing versus research & development spend split right?

Terry Sim, 28 November 2018

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.

WoolProducers leader questions AWI’s online WoolQ Market move

Terry Sim, 26 November 2018

THE need for Australian Wool Innovation’s proposed online WoolQ Market trading platform has been questioned just weeks before its launch.

Buyer confidence returns to Australian wool auctions

Sheep Central, 23 November 2018

AUSTRALIAN wool prices turned around this week, with rates for all fleece and oddment categories improving.

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.