Wool Production

Growers call for WoolPoll independence and MLA alignment

INDUSTRY groups and sheep producers have called for the WoolPoll ballot process to be more independent of Australian Wool Innovation and aligned with the five-yearly Meat & Livestock Australia strategic planning cycle…Read More

Terry Sim, June 26, 2020

Wool bodies say no consultation on five-year flystrike strategy

AUSTRALIA’S main wool grower bodies claim the industry’s levy-funded body has released a five-year strategy for flystrike research, development, education, extension and development without consulting them on the strategy’s detail…Read More

Terry Sim, June 22, 2020

Parthenium under control at 15 sites in NSW

aThe NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has praised the actions of landholders and council weeds officers in detecting parthenium weed with the latest finds in Tamworth, Bendemeer, Blandford, Boggabri,..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

WoolProducers seeks independence in WoolPoll process

PEAK wool grower WoolProducers Australia is pushing for greater independence in the WoolPoll process that decides the levy options growers currently vote on every three years…Read More

Terry Sim, May 27, 2020

Asymmetrical warfare approach needed for wool – Olsson

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s wool marketing model of funding directors and senior management to jet to European fashion parades at growers’ expense has failed, argues former director Chick Olsson…Read More

By AWGA director Chick Olsson, May 25, 2020

Global non-mulesed wool standard makes restocking concession

A GROUP of non-mulesed wool growers in drought-stricken New South Wales and Queensland have been given approval to restock with mulesed sheep without losing their Responsible Wool Standard status…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2020

WoolProducers wants grower feedback on COVID-19 impact

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia wants to know how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the nation’s wool-growing businesses…Read More

Sheep Central, May 4, 2020

WoolPoll review avoids wool levy ‘split’ issue, but offers options

AUSTRALIA’S wool growers will be able to give feedback on changing the frequency of WoolPoll, its role, voting mechanism and levy options in a review launched today…Read More

Terry Sim, April 28, 2020

NSW wool grower urges AWI to promote non-mulesed production

NEW South Wales wool grower Jim Gordon puts his case for Australian Wool Innovation to urge Merino breeders to move to plain-bodied sheep to remove the need for mulesing…Read More

Sheep Central, April 27, 2020

Prohibited weed parthenium appears at Forbes and Walgett

OUTBREAKS of the prohibited weed Parthenium have been detected at Forbes and Walgett in New South Wales, prompting a call for vigilance from the state’s Department of primary Industries…Read More

Sheep Central, April 27, 2020

South Australian shearer pleads guilty to sheep cruelty charges

A SOUTH Australian sheep shearer pleaded guilty to two charges of animal cruelty in the Horsham Magistrate’s Court this week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 28, 2020

Monaro Stationhand Challenge background details released

MORE details on the inaugural Monaro Stationhand Challenge next week have been released so contestants know what they are getting into and can prepare for the unique event…Read More

Sheep Central, February 28, 2020

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