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Wool must disrupt or bust

Wool Must Disrupt or Bust The Land | Annabelle Beale | August 24, 2016 Dave Maslin of New Zealand Merino WHEN the New Zealand wool industry was being crippled by the fluctuating prices in the 1990s, fine wool growers banded together to redefine the industry’s business model in order to survive. In 1995, [...]

Australian superfine wool growers sign five-year contracts with Italian manufacturer

Sheep Central | July 20, 2016 | Terry Sim AUSTRALIA’S leading superfine wool growers have signed supply contracts with Italian fabric and active wear manufacturer Successori Reda worth about $15 million over the next five years. see Sheep Central article  

July 21st, 2016|Supply and Production Issues|0 Comments

Mulesing – ‘Only a matter of time’

Weekly Times | June 29, 2016 AUSTRALIAN sheep producers need to start preparing gen­etically for a mulesing-free industry, a New Zealand-based researcher has warned. Mark Ferguson, of New Zealand Merino, told the audience at the Best Wool/Best Lamb conference in Bendigo last week the practice was expected to be illegal in that country by the [...]

Merino sheep numbers

Weekly Times | June 30, 2016 Breeding  ewe numbers are increasing, but merino mothers are still declining. The Australian Bureau of Statistics Agricultural Commodities report for 2014-15 showed that non-Merino breeding ewes, a year old and over, increased by 25 per cent to 12.5 million. But Merino ewes of breeding age were down 12 per [...]

July 11th, 2016|Supply and Production Issues|0 Comments

New Zealand Merino $45M contract with Reda

New Zealand Merino $45M contract with Reda The New Zealand Merino Company, which markets the nation's wool to customers on behalf of suppliers, has signed a five-year, $45 million deal to supply fine wool to Italian luxury fabric manufacturer Successori Reda, its longest-ever contract. The fixed-price contract for 2,500 tonnes of fine wool in the [...]

June 19th, 2016|Supply and Production Issues|0 Comments

NZ Welfare Act to ban mulesing

NZ’s welfare act bans mulesing Farm Online | ANNABELLE BEALE | 27 Apr, 2016 09:41 AM A LANDMARK animal welfare act being proposed in New Zealand, which makes the mulesing procedure illegal, will not influence the practices or attitudes of the Australian wool industry. New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has released a consultation [...]

April 27th, 2016|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

Australian wool faces ‘full scale implosion’ over animal welfare issues

Australian wool faces 'full scale implosion' over animal welfare issues ABC News|Landline | By Sean Murphy | February 19, 2016   Wool processors have signed a petition calling for pain relief to be a legal requirement for on-farm surgical procedures for sheep. Australia's $3-billion export wool industry risks a "full-scale implosion" over animal welfare issues, [...]

February 20th, 2016|Animal Welfare, Mulesing, Supply and Production Issues|0 Comments

Mulesing fight reignites

Mulesing fight reignites Rural Press | Queensland Country Life | Annabelle Beale | February 18, 2016   A PETITION signed by the world’s largest woollen mills is urging the Australian wool industry to lift their animal welfare standards. Distributed by former Australian Wool Innovation board member and prominent European wool-buyer and processor Laurence Modiano, director [...]

February 20th, 2016|Animal Welfare, Mulesing, Supply and Production Issues|0 Comments

PeTA – Billboards – Wool Free Winter

PETA’s #WoolFreeWinter campaign officially hit Chicago and Wichita this week with billboards featuring a mutilated sheep emerging from the sweater of a horrified man. “As we’ve seen in countless investigations, there’s no humane way to shop for wool socks, sweaters, coats, or accessories,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on caring [...]

November 11th, 2015|Animal Welfare, Mulesing, PETA|0 Comments

Patagonia Stops Buying Wool

­ Transworld Business | August 19, 2015 | Chad Wiley Ventura, Calif. — Today, California-based clothing company Patagonia announced that it has stopped buying wool, following PETA’s release of highly disturbing video evidence of violent cruelty on farms that are part of the Ovis 21 network in Argentina—supplier to the clothing company. In a statement [...]

September 28th, 2015|Animal Welfare, Mulesing, PETA|0 Comments