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Sheep meat and wool earnings help keep export returns above average

Sheep Central, 22 June 2017

INCREASES in wool, lamb, beef, live cattle and dairy export earnings are forecast to keep Australia’s gross value of farm production above average next financial year.

Sheep students from three states share National Merino Challenge honours

Sheep Central, 29 May 2017

SHEEP-FOCUSED students from across Australia have enjoyed a detailed introduction to the wool industry at the 2017 National Merino Challenge in Melbourne at the weekend.

Dual winners announced for 2017 Peter Westblade Scholarship

Sheep Central, 10 April 2017

A UNIVERSITY graduate who thinks Merinos are great and a young wool grower exploring new technology to improve production are joint winners of the 2017 Peter Westblade Scholarship.

Wool and sheep industry youth vie for Peter Westblade Scholarship

Sheep Central, 29 March 2017

WOOL and sheep industry workers and students from New South Wales and Victoria are vying for the prestigious Peter Westblade Scholarship this year.

Australian wool growers optimistic after tour of Chinese industry

Terry Sim, 20 March 2017

VICTORIAN wool grower and stud breeder Rod Miller has come home from a tour of the Chinese wool-processing and retail sectors with his batteries charged.

Kangaroo Island Merino breeder uses RamSelect to compare sire value

Sheep Central, 12 December 2016

KANGAROO Island Merino breeder Keith Bolto is using detailed ram records and digital technology to transform his flock.

US Army targets wool for sustainable fire-resistant combat uniforms

Sheep Central, 05 December 2016

U.S. Army researchers are developing a light wool-based fire-resistant fabric to improve combat uniforms. The Army has developed a fabric composed of 50 percent wool, 42pc Nomex, 5pc Kevlar and 3pc P140 anti-static fibre.

Forecast 6.9pc increase in wool prices expected to boost production

Sheep Central, 05 December 2016

WOOL prices are expected to increase 6.9 percent in 2016-17 and boost production, according to National Australia Bank.

Peter Westblade Scholarship applications open for sheep and wool youth

Sheep Central, 29 November 2016

YOUNG people passionate about the sheep and wool industry, and wanting to make a difference, can now apply for the prestigious 2017 Peter Westblade Scholarship.

Victorian superfine wool growers’ clip suits top Italian fabric maker

Terry Sim, 09 November 2016

MININERA superfine woolgrowers Garry and Sharon Meek have won the prestigious Vitale Barberis Canonico Wool Excellence Award with a focus on producing superfine Saxon wool with special qualities.