Wool Production

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

AWI voting delays as election letters prompt war of words

POSTAL delays have led to some wool growers not yet receiving ballot papers for the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director elections, with proxy voting due to close in a week’s time…Read More

Terry Sim, November 10, 2021

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

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