Research and Development

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

Could wearable robots make sheep shearing easier?

WEARABLE robotics could be a solution to easing the back-breaking labour of shearing Australia’s sheep flock…Read More

Sheep Central, December 20, 2019

Queensland looks at ways to get more wool in the bag

QUEENSLAND’S wool industry is exploring new ways to get their sheep shorn despite failing shed and yard infrastructure in some areas. Some western Queensland graziers are putting shedding or cleanskin..Read More

Terry Sim, December 11, 2019

AWI reviewer to lead Agriculture, Water and Environment Dept

AUSTRALIA’S new Agriculture, Water and Environment Department will be led by Andrew Metcalfe AO – the man who oversaw last year’s Ernst Young review into Australian Wool Innovation’s performance and governance…Read More

Terry Sim, December 5, 2019

AWI election exposes ongoing wool industry divide

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2019 director election has exposed an ongoing divide within the industry over animal welfare and governance, according to analysts…Read More

Terry Sim, November 25, 2019

AWI clauses to retain board nomination committee control

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will seemingly retain the ability to determine its board nomination committee structure if constitutional changes proposed at its annual general meeting are passed…Read More

Terry Sim, November 18, 2019

Italian spinner Loro Piana calls for AWI board change

PREMIUM Italian spinner and weaver Loro Piana has publicly supported a change in Australian Wool Innovation’s board, while urging AWI to comply with market requirements in animal welfare and sustainability…Read More

Sheep Central, November 15, 2019

AWI-backed election candidate Humphries gets Olsson tick

FORMER Australian Wool Innovation director Chick Olsson has made the surprising move to back New South Wales veterinarian Dr Michelle Humphries in the 2019 AWI election…Read More

Terry Sim, November 15, 2019

Sheep producer questions Agriculture Victoria staff changes

LEADING Victorian sheep meat industry representative Tim Leeming has called for wide producer consultation on proposed changes at Agriculture Victoria centres…Read More

Terry Sim, November 13, 2019

Will no change to AWI’s board culture lead to its own demise?

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2019 director election could have more hinging on it than just board or cultural change at the levy and taxpayer-funded company, according to market, levy income and industry trends…Read More

Terry Sim, November 13, 2019

WoolProducers Australia rejects unfounded mulesing ban claims

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2019 director election campaign has descended into rumour-mongering, with suggestions candidates running against AWI’s preferred ‘ticket’ wanted to ban mulesing…Read More

Terry Sim, November 11, 2019

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