Wool Production

AWI relies on industry-to-industry strategy on China

AUSTRALIA’S wool sector is relying on an industry-to-industry strategy to mitigate any impacts of trade tensions with China, growers were told today…Read More

Terry Sim, November 20, 2020

Shearer training to go virtual with new app launch

SHEARER education is set to go virtual with a new training app enabling student shearers to get the help they need at the tap of a screen…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2020

Agnostic AWI omits non-mulesed details to ‘promote all wool’

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has admitted it collaborated with brands committed to using non-mulesing wool, while defending its deliberate omission of this from promotional material and information to growers…Read More

Terry Sim, October 2, 2020

Animal welfare bodies lobby brands and consumers on mulesing

ANIMAL welfare bodies FOUR PAWS and Humane Society International have stepped up their campaigns against mulesing by publishing the names of brands and retailers opposing the sheep flystrike preventative procedure and appealing for consumer support…Read More

Sheep Central, October 2, 2020

It’s not too late for mulesing with pain relief – Olsson

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation should host more international brands and retailers to showcase the industry’s mulesing-based production system, according to New South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson…Read More

Terry Sim, October 2, 2020

Former Sheep CRC CEO calls for more research collaboration

AUSTRALIA’S agricultural research and development sector was not short of money, but needed more collaboration to tackle the industry’s big opportunities and issues, according to former Sheep CRC chief executive officer James Rowe…Read More

Terry Sim, September 30, 2020

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

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