Wool Processing

Wool technology and shearing results will feature at Elmore

Sheep Central, January 13, 2023

Elmore project supporter, farmer and former shearer Bill Johnson watches John O’Sullivan start on a wether at Elmore. Mr johnson is also a memebr of the Campaspe Lamb Producers’ Group. Photo – supplied.

WOOL technology and the latest study results on a six-monthly versus annual shearing comparison will be outlined at Elmore next month.

The ‘Tech in the Wool Shed’ event in the Elmore Events Centre’s shearing shed on 7 February will feature presentations and demonstrations from several industry bodies and companies.

Elmore Sheep and Shearing Shed committee chair Ged McCormick said this will include an Australian Wool Exchange presentation on eBale and WoolClip wool harvesting. Commercial Merino wethers being run at Elmore will be shorn during the day.

The committee’s comparison of the six-monthly and annual shearing of Peppin and Loddon Valley bloodline wethers finished last year and results are being analysed for potential presentation on 7 February.

Wethers have been shorn in April and October and/or annually for the past three years and a portion from each group sold to help determine if there was any wool growth or meat value in six-monthly versus annual shearing.

Merino wethers being brought in for shearing at Elmore. Photo – supplied.

Other presentations will include AgriWebb on livestock and business management software, AgCloud on farm security and on-farm wireless networks and Coopers Animal Health on livestock productivity.

New members are being accepted to the Elmore Sheep Project group and Mr McCormick said organisers hoped to introduce any young people or anyone in the area to the wool industry on the day.

“If we can get a few young people to come on board we might be able to do a few more things.”

Interested participants have been asked to RSVP with Nutrien Bendigo by Monday 6 February on (03) 5448 3881. More information is available from Nicole Davies on 0448 034 746 or Candice Cody on 0408 963 109.


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