Research and Development

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

WoolProducers seeks temporary halt to wool and sheep levies

PEAK grower body WoolProducers Australia wants wool and sheep transaction levy collection halted for 12 months from August this year to help producers recover from the COVID-19 pandemic…Read More

Terry Sim, June 29, 2020

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

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

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

Drought recovery and blowflies to feature at Trangie Merino day

DROUGHT recovery, improved flock reproduction, new blowfly chemical resistance strategies and sheep classing are on the agenda for the Macquarie Merino Lifetime Productivity project field day at the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre next month…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2020

New sheep and wool podcast launched for Queensland

QUEENSLAND sheep and wool producers now have access to a new podcast to keep up to date with the latest trends, research and practices in the wool industry…Read More

Sheep Central, February 13, 2020

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