Research and Development

Defiant wool growers vote to retain 1.5pc levy for 3 years

IN A massive vote of defiance of the current Australian Wool Innovation board, growers have voted overwhelmingly to retain their levy at 1.5 percent of sale proceeds for the next three years…Read More

Terry Sim, November 11, 2021

AWI voting delays as election letters prompt war of words

POSTAL delays have led to some wool growers not yet receiving ballot papers for the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director elections, with proxy voting due to close in a week’s time…Read More

Terry Sim, November 10, 2021

New AWI position to lift EU wool advocacy funding

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is standing solid behind former chief executive officer Stuart McCullough’s appointment to a new international role despite already outlaying hundreds of thousands of dollars to overseas marketing advisers…Read More

Terry Sim, October 18, 2021

Littleproud criticised for inviting AWI candidates to wool forum

AGRICULTURE Minister David Littleproud is under fire for potentially politicising a wool ‘thought leader’ roundtable tomorrow by inviting two candidates in the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director election and ignoring the trade…Read More

Terry Sim, October 6, 2021

AWI refuses to release report on WoolQ platform’s future

WOOL grower bodies have urged senators to seek a private briefing with Australian Wool Innovation about its online trading and tools platform WoolQ after the company refused to release a key report…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Wool growers kick back against AWI’s 2pc levy campaign

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has been condemned for recommending growers support a 2 percent levy in the 2021 WoolPoll ballot, without releasing budgetary, wool price and production projections to support its position…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2021

Olsson to run on pain-free mulesing and AWI reform platform

NEW South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson is running for the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director elections on a pain-free mulesing and AWI reform platform…Read More

Terry Sim, July 9, 2021

No ‘absolute clarity’ around mulesing and wool for AWI leader

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s new chairman Jock Laurie has highlighted the importance of supply chain transparency while declaring there was not “absolute clarity” in market feedback on mulesing and animal welfare…Read More

Terry Sim, July 7, 2021

New AWI chairman confirms he will contest the 2021 election

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s new chairman Jock Laurie has confirmed he will contest the 2021 director election…Read More

Terry Sim, July 5, 2021

WoolProducers leader spruiks Australian wool initiatives

AUSTRALIA’S sheep sustainability framework would demonstrate the nation’s wool is ethically and sustainably produced, WoolProducers Australia president Ed Storey has told the International Wool Textiles Organisation’s annual congress…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2021

AWI fails to provide legal advice on Olsson election ticket decision

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has failed to provide to the Senate separate legal advice supposedly supporting and then disallowing New South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson running a joint candidate ticket in the 2019 AWI director election…Read More

Terry Sim, May 17, 2021

This genetic option to mulesing can keep quality wool on Merinos

MERINO breeders selecting for high follicle density can breed a high wool and meat-producing dual purpose sheep that would not need to be mulesed, according to South Australian breeder Andrew Michael…Read More

Terry Sim, March 31, 2021

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