Wool Trade

Fox & Lillie joins opposition to AWEX on sheep freeze branding

THE Australian Wool Exchange’s inclusion of sheep freeze branding within its non-mulesed category on the National Wool Declaration is unlikely to be reviewed until next year, despite exporter Fox & Lillie joining calls for a re-think…Read More

Terry Sim, June 24, 2020

Sheep meat and wool risk concern with China trade issues

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government risked escalating its agricultural trade issues with China into wool and sheep meat if they were not handled diplomatically, a wool exporter said today…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2020

COVID-19 sheep meat and wool impacts continue

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat and wool exports have continued to be impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic…Read More

Sheep Central, May 13, 2020

Italian brands urge AWI chair to lead change to non-mulesed wool

PROMINENT Italian textile processor Reda and clothing company Loro Piana have penned an open letter to Australian Wool Innovation chair Colette Garnsey to tell her that the movement to non-mulesed/ceased mulesed wool sourcing is massive and increasing annually…Read More

Sheep Central, April 30, 2020

AWI chair urged to ‘channel the right messages’ on non-mulesed wool

TOP maker and Italian Wool Trade Association board member Claudio Lacchio has penned an open letter to Australian Wool Innovation chair Colette Garnsey contesting her assertion that the “push” to non-mulesed wool is being driven by two European fashion houses…Read More

Sheep Central, April 22, 2020

Australian wool’s ‘lost transparency opportunity’

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has lost an opportunity to promote unequivocal transparency by allowing wool from freeze-branded sheep to be described as ‘non-mulesed’, according to Italian processors Reda and Vitale Barberis Canonico…Read More

Sheep Central, April 21, 2020

AWI leader Garnsey’s view on non-mulesed wool demand rejected

AUSTRALIAN wool exporters and a leading global sheep welfare standard have rejected statements that non-mulesed wool demand was driven by a few European fashion houses and not garment customers…Read More

Terry Sim, April 20, 2020

South African wool sales to resume electronically this week

SOUTH African wool sales will resume this week with an electronic auction after a four-week recess due to the COVID-19 pandemic…Read More

Sheep Central, April 20, 2020

Wool withdrawals continue before one-day sale

AUSTRALIAN wool growers have continued to withdraw wool from the added Week 42 sales tomorrow, consistent with the high withdrawal trend of recent auctions…Read More

Terry Sim, April 14, 2020

Anger and relief as AWEX keeps non-mulesed definition on NWD

A DECISION to maintain the current interpretation of non-mulesed wool on Australia’s National Wool Declaration has been welcomed by the nation’s peak grower body, but condemned by some breeders and animal welfare interests…Read More

Terry Sim, March 30, 2020

Top young Australian wool brokers sought for 2020 award

THE annual search for Australia’s top young wool brokers is on again, with nominations being sought for the sector’s top award…Read More

Terry Sim, March 30, 2020

Australian wool sales continue as South Africa shuts down

AUSTRALIA’S wool auctions are expected to continue despite the second stage business and personal gathering restrictions announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison last night…Read More

Terry Sim, March 25, 2020

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