Wool Trade

AWEX proposes two non-mulesed categories on wool declaration

WOOL from sheep treated with freeze branding will be defined in an alternative ‘non-mulesed’ category under a proposal by the Australian Wool Exchange put to the industry this week…Read More

Terry Sim, January 15, 2020

Dubbo wool broker makes mulesing declaration compulsory

AUSTRALIA’S wool brokers are being urged to support the initiative of Dubbo company Macdonald and Co to make National Wool Declaration a condition of sale for all grower-owned and classed clips…Read More

Terry Sim, January 13, 2020

This Hand says don’t give consumers reasons not to buy wool

GIVING consumers a reason not to buy wool, despite the fibre’s positives, only succeeds in reducing global wool consumption, especially from Australia, according to Australian exporter leader Matt Hand…Read More

Terry Sim, December 20, 2019

Queensland looks at ways to get more wool in the bag

QUEENSLAND’S wool industry is exploring new ways to get their sheep shorn despite failing shed and yard infrastructure in some areas. Some western Queensland graziers are putting shedding or cleanskin..Read More

Terry Sim, December 11, 2019

Lamb processor Frewstal goes to solar and wood chips for energy

A PLAN to generate two thirds of Victorian lamb processor Frewstal’s electricity needs with solar energy heads its investments to lift efficiency, productivity, sustainability and product shelf life…Read More

Jon Condon, December 11, 2019

Canada’s Pauline shears record 510 lambs in 8 hours

NEW Zealand-based Canadian shearer Pauline Bolay has become a world record holder in an historic day in a Waikato wool shed…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, December 9, 2019

Hardwick appointed to lead AMIC for next four years

INDUSTRY veteran Gary Hardwick has been appointed chairman of the peak processing, wholesale, retail and smallgoods body, the Australian Meat Industry Council…Read More

Sheep Central, December 5, 2019

Canadian shearer to attempt world 8-hour lamb record

WORRIES about a possible December storm in an otherwise warm New Zealand summer has resulted in Canadian shearer Pauline Bolay’s historic world shearing record attempt being brought-forward to tomorrow…Read More

Doug Laing, media officer, Shearing Sports New Zealand., December 6, 2019

Ex-patriate Kiwi wool handler to sweep for Australia again

A NEW Zealander who became Australia’s only world wool handling champion is back in the shirt of her adopted nation for two test matches against New Zealand next year…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, December 4, 2019

Almost 43,000 sheep lost in Kangaroo Island fires

SHEEP make up the bulk of more than 43,000 farm animals lost in the bushfires on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island…Read More

Sheep Central, January 17, 2020

Manion wool foundation organising Gippsland sheep feed

BUSHFIRE-HIT East Gippsland sheep producers will soon receive up to 30 tonnes of sheep pellets in a special donation organised by the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation…Read More

Sheep Central, January 16, 2020

Volatility makes for light forward wool trading

IT was another crazy week on Australia’s spot auction wool market to open the year…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, January 17, 2020

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