Research and Development

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

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

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