Research and Development

Wool 2030 plan needs commitment and support

A TEN-YEAR Merino-focussed strategic plan for Australia’s wool industry has been released, with aims to increase the size and value of the nation’s flock…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

Higher Merino lamb markings as Australian sheep flock recovers

AUSTRALIA’S sheep flock is in recovery mode and especially among Merino flocks, according to preliminary results from the industry’s October wool and sheep meat survey…Read More

Sheep Central, December 11, 2020

Could you use a snake bite vaccine for your working dog?

A LEADER in the development of snake antivenom believes a protective vaccine for dogs and cats could be developed using proven science and new COVID-19 inspired methods…Read More

Terry Sim, December 7, 2020

Minister Littleproud bows out of Olsson-AWI election dispute

NEW South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson has been told federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud will not get involved in the grower’s dispute with Australian Wool Innovation over his 2019 election nomination…Read More

Terry Sim, December 2, 2020

MLA’s Sheep Genetics Advisory Committee needs you

MEAT & Livestock Australia is looking for two new members for its Sheep Genetics Advisory Committee…Read More

Sheep Central, November 27, 2020

AWI relies on industry-to-industry strategy on China

AUSTRALIA’S wool sector is relying on an industry-to-industry strategy to mitigate any impacts of trade tensions with China, growers were told today…Read More

Terry Sim, November 20, 2020

Shearer training to go virtual with new app launch

SHEARER education is set to go virtual with a new training app enabling student shearers to get the help they need at the tap of a screen…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2020

Former Sheep CRC CEO calls for more research collaboration

AUSTRALIA’S agricultural research and development sector was not short of money, but needed more collaboration to tackle the industry’s big opportunities and issues, according to former Sheep CRC chief executive officer James Rowe…Read More

Terry Sim, September 30, 2020

Grower’s proposed WoolQ resolution rejected by AWI

A WOOL grower’s move to end Australian Wool Innovation spending on the WoolQ data and trading platform has been blocked, but might not be completely thwarted…Read More

Terry Sim, September 23, 2020

Merino wool recognised as asthma and allergy-friendly

MERINO wool has been officially recognised as asthma and allergy friendly, according to Australian Wool Innovation…Read More

Sheep Central, September 23, 2020

Grower plan to end WoolQ online platform investment

AUSTRALIAN wool growers will be petitioned to support the abandonment of the industry’s WoolQ online services and trading platform…Read More

Terry Sim, September 18, 2020

Add value, promote and refocus AWI, says wool brand owner

MELBOURNE-BASED Merino mens apparel brand chief executive John Kellett has an eight-point action plan for the nation’s wool industry that includes value-adding, boosting marketing, and refocusing Australian Wool Innovation’s role, activities and levy system…Read More

Sheep Central, September 14, 2020

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