Research and Development

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

This Hand says don’t give consumers reasons not to buy wool

GIVING consumers a reason not to buy wool, despite the fibre’s positives, only succeeds in reducing global wool consumption, especially from Australia, according to Australian exporter leader Matt Hand…Read More

Terry Sim, 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

Lamb processor Frewstal goes to solar and wood chips for energy

A PLAN to generate two thirds of Victorian lamb processor Frewstal’s electricity needs with solar energy heads its investments to lift efficiency, productivity, sustainability and product shelf life…Read More

Jon Condon, December 11, 2019

Canada’s Pauline shears record 510 lambs in 8 hours

NEW Zealand-based Canadian shearer Pauline Bolay has become a world record holder in an historic day in a Waikato wool shed…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, December 9, 2019

Hardwick appointed to lead AMIC for next four years

INDUSTRY veteran Gary Hardwick has been appointed chairman of the peak processing, wholesale, retail and smallgoods body, the Australian Meat Industry Council…Read More

Sheep Central, December 5, 2019

Canadian shearer to attempt world 8-hour lamb record

WORRIES about a possible December storm in an otherwise warm New Zealand summer has resulted in Canadian shearer Pauline Bolay’s historic world shearing record attempt being brought-forward to tomorrow…Read More

Doug Laing, media officer, Shearing Sports New Zealand., December 6, 2019

Ex-patriate Kiwi wool handler to sweep for Australia again

A NEW Zealander who became Australia’s only world wool handling champion is back in the shirt of her adopted nation for two test matches against New Zealand next year…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, December 4, 2019

AMG completes deal to purchase Cootamundra abattoir

VETERAN meat processor Joe Catalfamo’s Australian Meat Group has confirmed its purchase of the mothballed Cootamundra beef and sheepmeat abattoir on the NSW southwest slopes. AMG managing director Gilbert Cabral..Read More

Jon Condon, January 22, 2020

Proposed wool declaration changes generate mixed reaction

MORE opposition and some support for proposed changes to mulesing status definitions on Australia’s National Wool Declaration has emerged as an industry consultation period continues…Read More

Terry Sim, January 22, 2020

Eastern rains prompt fodder action, but aren’t drought-breaking

THE national rainfall map for the past week paints an uplifting picture, particularly for the drought-stressed farming regions of Queensland and New South Wales where there have been widespread, but patchy falls…Read More

Neil Lyon, Grain Central, January 22, 2020

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