Wool Production

Merino wool growers – it’s time to prepare for the recovery

NOW is the time for Merino producers to prepare for the industry’s recovery and produce sheep that can be accredited as non-mulesed, don’t require heavy chemical use and grow high quality premium-priced wool, according to Natasha Favaloro…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Search on for NSW growers mulesing sheep without pain relief

NEW South Wales wool growers who mules sheep without pain relief are being sought to test current animal cruelty legislation, following the failure of a bill aimed at regulating mulesing in the state…Read More

Terry Sim, September 25, 2020

Grower’s proposed WoolQ resolution rejected by AWI

A WOOL grower’s move to end Australian Wool Innovation spending on the WoolQ data and trading platform has been blocked, but might not be completely thwarted…Read More

Terry Sim, September 23, 2020

Merino wool recognised as asthma and allergy-friendly

MERINO wool has been officially recognised as asthma and allergy friendly, according to Australian Wool Innovation…Read More

Sheep Central, September 23, 2020

Grower plan to end WoolQ online platform investment

AUSTRALIAN wool growers will be petitioned to support the abandonment of the industry’s WoolQ online services and trading platform…Read More

Terry Sim, September 18, 2020

Take action to head off flystrike risks

Sheep producers have been reminded to monitor their flocks for signs of flystrike and to take immediate action to protect the welfare of their animals and flock profitability…Read More

Guest Author, September 16, 2020

Add value, promote and refocus AWI, says wool brand owner

MELBOURNE-BASED Merino mens apparel brand chief executive John Kellett has an eight-point action plan for the nation’s wool industry that includes value-adding, boosting marketing, and refocusing Australian Wool Innovation’s role, activities and levy system…Read More

Sheep Central, September 14, 2020

MLA rejuvenates pasture dieback research in Queensland

PASTURE dieback will be studied in six new projects across Queensland as Meat & Livestock Australia continues its investment in solution-focused research and development to address the destructive condition…Read More

Sheep Central, September 11, 2020

Drought hubs and digital strategy funded by $86m investment

DROUGHT resilience adoption and innovation hubs will be established across Australia with an $86 million investment by the Federal Government…Read More

Sheep Central, September 2, 2020

New Zealand strong wool producers form new group

NEW Zealand strong wool producers have united in a new group to renew a focus on stimulating consumer-led innovation…Read More

Sheep Central, August 31, 2020

APVMA reports improvement in assessment performance

AUSTRALIA’S pesticides and veterinary medicine regulator has reported improvements in its application assessment performance for the 2019-20 financial year…Read More

Sheep Central, August 31, 2020

AWI directors should take a pay cut for growers – Olsson

DECLINING grower levy proceeds to Australian Wool Innovation from falling prices and production has prompted a former director to call for the company’s board to take an immediate 50 percent cut in fees…Read More

Terry Sim, August 26, 2020

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