//Supply and Production Issues

Australia will struggle to supply enough non-mulesed wool

Nigel Kerin: Wool grower NSW Australia will struggle to supply enough non-mulesed wool Sheep Central| Terry Sim | December 21, 2019 At the 2019 Australian Wool Innovation annual general meeting AWI chief executive officer Stuart McCullough pushed back against a suggestion it do more on non-mulesed wool marketing. Referring to an [...]

Freeze Mulesing

‘Freeze mulesing’ is not the solution to end mulesing for Australia’s wool industry 6 November 2019-The latest procedure touted as an alternative to mulesing, developed by Victorian vet Dr Steinfort, is not the solution says leading animal welfare groups, Humane Society International (HSI) and FOUR PAWS. ‘Steining’, also referred to by industry as sheep freeze [...]

SustainaWool AWEX

SustainaWool moving to Subscriber-based fee system Sheep Central | Terry Sim | September 2, 2019 AUSTRALIA’S first industry-owned wool integrity scheme SustainaWOOL will move to a subscriber-based fee system within weeks. SustainaWOOL program manager Paul Swan said the scheme will be funded on a subscription fee basis for buyer, broker, grower, and processor members [...]

Saving the planet from desertification

Tuesday, 29 April 2014  IWTO Conference in South Africa Tear up rule book, Savory tells wool sector (Headline from EcoTextile News)    Alan Savory Capetown – April 29, 2014 Only properly managed livestock will save the planet from the devastating effects of desertification – that was the message of keynote [...]

Wool’s carbon Audit

Rural Press | Stock Journal | January 3, 2012 ON-FARM data collection of carbon stocks on woolgrowing properties will unlock productivity gains and help inform ways that growers can be recognised for storing carbon. Research by Australian Wool Innovation is collecting data as part of a carbon audit of two major Merino production systems – [...]