//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 [...]

Pain Relief Gold Standard Required

Dr Andrew Whale Pain Relief, Gold Standard Required Sheep Central | James Nason | November 20, 2019 RESEARCH to identify a ‘gold standard’ for sheep pain relief should be fast-tracked to enable producers to effectively compare the available pain relief products, a Victorian veterinarian [...]

Freeze mulesing

Freeze mulesing Sheep Central, November 6, 2019 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. [...]

Biodiversity Convservation Trust (BCT)

Shirley Handy Wild Pigs around trap Biodiversity Field Day Feral Cats on Five Corners Biodiversity Conservation Trust The Land | Lucy Kinbacher | October 17, 2019 A growing number of NSW landholders are voluntarily converting their properties into conservation areas as a result of the [...]

Four Paws – ‘Wear it Kind’ petition

Click  logo to visit petition page To all those growers who have ceased mulesing, we recommend you sign this petition. Help improve demand for non-mulesed wool. Four Paws "Wear it Kind" A petition Every year millions of Australian lambs raised for wool production continue to suffer the brutal mutilation [...]

Australian Wool Production Continues to Decline

Production continues to decline Australian Wool Testing Authority | October 1, 2019 The progressive total (YTD September) of wool tested by the AWTA compared to the same period last year has declined by 14.2% (by volume). Wool production is now forecast to fall to 285 million kgs, the lowest level since 1924. Clearly, the [...]

Confusion rises in China

Confusion in China - Stocks low Farmonline | Vernon Graham | Sept 23, 2019 Greasy wool stocks are running low in China which should be good news for prices in the next few weeks. Speaking from China after the annual Nanjing Wool Market Conference at the weekend, Australian Wool Innovation's trade consultant, Scott Carmody, [...]

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 [...]

Merinos owe massive gratitude

Merino rams bred by the late Tom Culley at his Wonga Merino stud, Jerilderie during the 1960's. (Pastoral Review photo in Stephen Burns' possession). Merino flocks bred from rams such as these brought enormous wealth to the bush and ultimately the whole country. Merinos [...]

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 [...]