Wool Trade

Nation’s largest wool handler AWH plans Hamilton store

AUSTRALIA’S largest warehouse provider, AWH, plans to have a new wool store in operation in the Victorian city of Hamilton by early next year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

AWI refuses to release report on WoolQ platform’s future

WOOL grower bodies have urged senators to seek a private briefing with Australian Wool Innovation about its online trading and tools platform WoolQ after the company refused to release a key report…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Animal welfare bodies support AWEX NWD freeze branding changes

LEADING animal welfare bodies have welcomed changes to Australia’s National Wool Declaration that distinguish wool from sheep treated with liquid nitrogen or freeze branding from ‘non-mulesed’ lines…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Freeze branding loses ‘non-mulesed’ status on wool declaration

AUSTRALIA’S wool exporters and brokers have supported a revised National Wool Declaration that does not define wool from sheep that have undergone the freeze-branded process as non-mulesed…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2021

WoolQ selling future to be discussed with industry

THE future of Australian Wool Innovation’s WoolQ platform and its wool trading arm will be discussed with the industry, according to new AWI chairman Jock Laurie…Read More

Terry Sim, July 9, 2021

No WoolQ revenue after $6.3 million spent over five years

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has spent $6.3 million in growers’ levy funds on the WoolQ Market platform over the past five years but it has failed to generate any revenue, Senate Estimates was told yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, March 24, 2021

AWEX should get out of wool welfare issues says Olsson

WOOL welfare statements should not be made on the Australian Wool Exchange’s National Wool Declaration, according to New South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson…Read More

Terry Sim, March 17, 2021

Chris Wilcox to retire from national wool brokers’ role

INTERNATIONALLY respected wool market analyst Chris Wilcox will retire as executive director of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia next month…Read More

Sheep Central, March 9, 2021

Tasmania is National Wool Declaration leader, but WA lags

MORE than three quarters of Australia’s wool growers are completing the National Wool Declaration on their clip specis, with Tasmania leading the way with an uptake of more than 90 percent…Read More

Sheep Central, February 22, 2021

Latest analysis shows undeclared wool risks price discount

WOOL from sheep whose mulesing status is not declared has been discounted by up to 9c/kg recently and the price gap to non-mulesed wool is widening as the Australian auction market improves…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2021

Low crossbred wool returns spark breeding direction questions

LOW bale return figures for crossbred and composite clips have led to prime lamb producers questioning the importance of wool in their enterprises, with some discussing cutting ewe fleece coverage to reduce shearing and crutching frequency…Read More

Terry Sim, February 1, 2021

Lamb and wool demand to stay steady into 2021 – Rural Bank

DEMAND for Australian sheep meat is expected to remain steady and wool prices are expected to steadily recover, in the first half of 2021, according to Rural Bank’s Australian agriculture outlook 2021…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

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