Wool Production

New AWI position to lift EU wool advocacy funding

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is standing solid behind former chief executive officer Stuart McCullough’s appointment to a new international role despite already outlaying hundreds of thousands of dollars to overseas marketing advisers…Read More

Terry Sim, October 18, 2021

Littleproud criticised for inviting AWI candidates to wool forum

AGRICULTURE Minister David Littleproud is under fire for potentially politicising a wool ‘thought leader’ roundtable tomorrow by inviting two candidates in the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director election and ignoring the trade…Read More

Terry Sim, October 6, 2021

Automated sheep handler aims to reduce shearing injuries + VIDEO

AN AUTOMATED sheep cradle has been developed to replace the “catch and drag” in the shearing shed – as the industry aims to reduce injuries…Read More

Eric Barker, September 29, 2021

Setting up for success through lifetime ewe management

SHEEP producers in the western region of New South Wales are being encouraged to join a small group of like-minded farmers in their local area to participate in a Lifetime Ewe Management course…Read More

Sheep Central, September 29, 2021

AWI funding boost for flystrike vaccine research

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has approved an extra $650,000 in funding for a collaborative project with CSIRO to fast-track further investigations into the development of a flystrike vaccine. ..Read More

Sheep Central, August 2, 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

Emerging talent sought for Helen Newton Turner awards

A NEW award to encourage emerging talent has been added to the prestigious Helen Newton Turner awards this year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 21, 2021

Wool growers kick back against AWI’s 2pc levy campaign

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has been condemned for recommending growers support a 2 percent levy in the 2021 WoolPoll ballot, without releasing budgetary, wool price and production projections to support its position…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2021

Olsson to run on pain-free mulesing and AWI reform platform

NEW South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson is running for the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director elections on a pain-free mulesing and AWI reform platform…Read More

Terry Sim, July 9, 2021

No ‘absolute clarity’ around mulesing and wool for AWI leader

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s new chairman Jock Laurie has highlighted the importance of supply chain transparency while declaring there was not “absolute clarity” in market feedback on mulesing and animal welfare…Read More

Terry Sim, July 7, 2021

Hannaton Merinos is making its ewes farm-fit at Kaniva

HANNATON Merinos stud master Jonno Hicks has seen the value of genetic selection in his stud and commercial flocks after one of the driest seasonal starts on record around Kaniva in Victoria’s west Wimmera region…Read More

Sheep Central, July 7, 2021

New AWI chairman confirms he will contest the 2021 election

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s new chairman Jock Laurie has confirmed he will contest the 2021 director election…Read More

Terry Sim, July 5, 2021

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