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Proving the environmental credentials of wool

Stock Journal |Deanna Lush | January 3, 2013 'Green’ wool a priority PROVING the environmental credentials of wool will be one of Australian Wool Innovation’s top priorities in 2013. AWI group manager of market intelligence and reporting Paul Swan said key projects would focus on collecting the hard data required to prove wool was as [...]

Click go the sneers in trans-Tasman wool row

The Australian  Adam Shand  January,5, 2013 NEW Zealand farmers are pulling the wool over the eyes of consumers, claiming Australian fibre as their own as the trans-Tasman rivals battle it out for international market share. And the gloves are off between Australian and New Zealand wool growers as Australian Wool Innovation launches a $53 million [...]

Mulesing deadline alive again

Weekly Times   January 2, 2013-01-05  Sarah Hudson ANIMAL activists have set a new deadline for Australian wool growers to cease mulesing. Animal Liberation NSW executive director Mark Pearson has demanded producers abandon the controversial practice, where skin is removed from the rear ends of sheep to prevent fly-strike, by January 1 next year. Mr Pearson [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:04+09:30January 2nd, 2013|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

Values key to agriculture’s social licence

Stock Journal | BY DEANNA LUSH | 16 Jul, 2012 LIVESTOCK farmers are being urged to reclaim the moral high ground in the animal welfare debate by understanding that values – not science – drive the public’s perception of agricultural practices. United States Center for Food Integrity chief executive Charlie Arnot said values were the [...]

Mulesing – Retail position paper

  The following ‘position paper’ was issued in the last week of February 2012 and is signed by 17 trade organisations representing European and North American textile apparel manufacturers, retailers and brands on the practice of mulesing in the Australian wool industry.       •   As the world’s largest supplier of wool, and an [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:04+09:30March 11th, 2012|Animal Welfare, Mulesing, Retail - Demand Side|0 Comments

A new generation of breeders

Weekly Times  Brian Clancy |  October 31, 2011 If the prices paid for Merino rams this season are any guide, the trend is back to big wool cuts. But there is also more, according to South Australian stud breeder Andrew Michael. "The demand is also for fertility, plainer bodies and no horns," he said. [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:04+09:30October 31st, 2011|Animal Welfare, Mulesing|0 Comments

Musesing Declaration ‘innocent’ mistake

Rural Press  BY TERRY SIM |18 Oct, 2011 03:30 AM A TREND among Australian woolgrowers of incorrectly declaring their sheep as not mulesed was “innocent”, according to AWEX quality and technical manager Dr Kerry Hansford. On-farm inspections by AWEX between September last year and June 2011 found that 15 per cent of declarations of non-mulesed [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:04+09:30October 18th, 2011|Mulesing, Supply and Production Issues|0 Comments

Patagonia bucks the trend

Weekly Times | Brian Clancy  September 5 2011   Todd Copeland of Patagonia WOOL is helping a leading American outdoor apparel retailer defy the downturn in the US economy. "The downturn has affected all apparel retailers, although outdoor sales are less affected," said Todd Copeland, of Californian outdoor and sportswear retailer Patagonia. "With [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:04+09:30September 6th, 2011|Retail - Demand Side, Sustainability|0 Comments

From paddock to Patagonia garment

Rural Press Stock Journal | Terry Sim | 31 August 2011 The NewMerino team at the Merino2020 conference, with woolgrowers sporting their base layer t-shirts, included from left in the rear, Bruce Taylor, Wellington; Patagonia’s Tom Copeland, Trina Weatherly, Streatham; Anna Brien, Wellington with e-wool’s Peter Vandeleur. In the front, from the left, are [...]