Wool Production

This genetic option to mulesing can keep quality wool on Merinos

MERINO breeders selecting for high follicle density can breed a high wool and meat-producing dual purpose sheep that would not need to be mulesed, according to South Australian breeder Andrew Michael…Read More

Terry Sim, March 31, 2021

WoolProducers is ‘Raising the Baa’ for industry youth … again

PEAK grower body WoolProducers Australia is seeking new nominations for its ‘Raising the Baa’ Leadership in Agriculture Program…Read More

Sheep Central, March 31, 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

AWI grilled on 2019 election and agri-political activity claim

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has been grilled over its 2019 board election nomination process and a claim of agri-political activity, at a Senate Estimates hearing yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, March 24, 2021

AWEX extends the NWD review submissions deadline to 6 April

AUSTRALIA’S wool growers could be faced with making submissions to a review of the National Wool Declaration without access to finalised research results on the sheep freeze branding process…Read More

Terry Sim, March 24, 2021

Sheep freeze branding trial results fast-tracked for NWD review

FINAL preliminary results of a sheep freeze branding trial undertaken by the University of Melbourne will be fast-tracked for the Australian Wool Exchange’s National Wool Declaration review…Read More

Terry Sim, March 22, 2021

Research finds sheep freeze branding is painful for lambs

PRELIMINARY research results indicating sheep freeze branding is a painful procedure for lambs, even when using available pain relief, have been published by the University of Melbourne…Read More

Terry Sim, March 19, 2021

Wool growers to vote on AWI director terms as chair retires

AUSTRALIAN Wool innovation has bowed to industry and government pressure to recommend a 10-year limit on director terms, and AWI chair, Colette Garnsey, will retire, potentially leaving an opening for at least one new director on the seven-member board…Read More

Terry Sim, March 17, 2021

Nuffield scholar says put sheep meat and wool ‘under one roof’

AUSTRALIAN sheep meat and wool research and development should be “under the one roof”, according to Nuffield scholar Anthony Close…Read More

Terry Sim, March 10, 2021

Barbers pole worm explosion prompts NSW sheep flock warning

SHEEP on some New South Wales northern tablelands properties have been killed by barber’s pole worm infestations only two weeks after drenching, prompting a call for increased flock monitoring…Read More

Sheep Central, March 10, 2021

South Australian releases plan to grow flock size and value to 2030

SOUTH Australia’s sheep meat and wool industry will need to increase the state flock by 13 percent to 12 million sheep by 2030 to achieve the goal of the updated South Australian Sheep Industry Blueprint launched last Friday…Read More

Sheep Central, March 8, 2021

Italian team and AWI put wool into the America’s Cup final

WOOL growers are reaping benefits from linking with Italy’s America’s Cup Challenger, the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, according to Australian Wool Innovation chief executive officer Stuart McCullough…Read More

Sheep Central, March 8, 2021

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