Research and Development

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

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

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

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

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

AWI’s general manager for operations is moving on

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s general manager of operations Nigel Gosse is moving on to take the top job at real-time livestock auction app company FarmGate Auctions…Read More

Terry Sim, August 24, 2020

AWI launches Change Makers with Nathan Scott + VIDEO

AN online initiative aimed at implementing key sheep and wool production research findings on farms has been launched by Australian Wool Innovation…Read More

Sheep Central, August 19, 2020

Wool growers asked for priorities on keeping industry profitable

AUSTRALIA’s wool growers are being asked to state their priorities and ideas on keeping wool profitable via an online survey that will be open until Sunday August 16…Read More

Sheep Central, July 22, 2020

Victorian shearer training gives COVID-19 workers new options

VICTORIA’S rejuvenated shearer and wool handler training courses are offering new work options for workers laid off or at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic business downturn…Read More

Terry Sim, July 13, 2020

WoolProducers persists in levy waive call despite legal hurdle

WOOLPRODUCERS Australia is persisting in its call for the Federal Government to consider subsidising the temporary waiving of wool and sheep levies despite a lack of enabling legislation…Read More

Terry Sim, July 6, 2020

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