Wool Production

Non-mulesed wool adds colour to yarn’s positive path

Demand for yarn made from Australian wool has surged, and is offering growers a chance to become a known part of the supply chain…Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2022

Booster awareness lifts hopes for flystrike vaccine

A VACCINATION in early spring with a booster soon after is looking like the delivery method for a vaccine to counter flystrike being developed by CSIRO…Read More

Liz Wells, August 18, 2022

Can real Mexicans help fill the shearer shortage?

WITH a shortage of shearers struggling to keep up with the revival of the Queensland wool industry, a new proposal is looking to real Mexicans — not just workers from the south — to help fill the labour deficit…Read More

Eric Barker, July 8, 2022

Ask for Data Quality Scores before buying rams this selling season

DATA underpins good genetic evaluation, or in other words, the better the data a breeder has when breeding or buying rams, the better informed their decisions will be…Read More

Sheep Central, July 6, 2022

On-animal sensors show potential for detecting wild dog attacks on sheep

A three-year project has highlighted the potential of on-animal sensors for detecting predation by wild dogs…Read More

Sheep Central, July 6, 2022

Triple bottom line benefits from exclusion fencing for northern NSW community

Some of the finest wool growing country in the nation will soon benefit from protection from wild dog predation once the Moona-Winterbourne exclusion fence in the Walcha region of northern NSW is completed…Read More

Sheep Central, June 13, 2022

WoolProducers offers more opportunities

WOOLPRODUCERS Australia is offering more opportunities for young industry participants to do an online Australian Institute of Company Director (AICD) course…Read More

Sheep Central, March 23, 2022

La Niña weather prompts QLD flystrike warning

QUEENSLAND sheep and wool producers have been urged to remain vigilant for flystrike as La Niña weather conditions continue…Read More

Sheep Central, February 4, 2022

Call to oppose vet action on lamb pain relief drug

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry is being asked to help oppose a move by veterinarians to retain prescription control over the lamb and calf castration pain relief medication NumOcaine…Read More

Terry Sim, January 26, 2022

WoolProducers leader rules out more breeders on panel

AUSTRALIA’S peak wool producer body opposes giving the Western Australian and New South Wales stud Merino breeder bodies separate membership of the industry’s consultative body…Read More

Terry Sim, January 26, 2022

DPIRD harvests future in 10-year crop-livestock trial

TRIAL crops from a long-term Future Farming Systems cropping-livestock project are being harvested in Western Australia for the first time, providing a unique comparison between various broadacre production approaches…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2021

Defiant wool growers vote to retain 1.5pc levy for 3 years

IN A massive vote of defiance of the current Australian Wool Innovation board, growers have voted overwhelmingly to retain their levy at 1.5 percent of sale proceeds for the next three years…Read More

Terry Sim, November 11, 2021

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