Freeze Banding – Breech modification

Freeze Branding process What is Freeze Branding? Freeze branding involves the application of liquid nitrogen to folds of skin in the breech area of a lamb causing the skin to die. When healed the result is an area of stretched bare skin similar to surgical mulesing. Reference:  RSPCA Knowledge base [...]

Freeze Banding – Breech modification2020-06-25T14:41:58+09:30

Re-thinking the wool industry business model

Increasingly various people involved in the wool industry are writing about the need for change: Article published in farmonline Mar 21, 2020 Presentation by Giovanni Schneider at IWTO May 2020 Wool must be made essential by Chic Olssen on farmonline Re-thinking the wool industry business model The recent [...]

Re-thinking the wool industry business model2020-06-17T15:03:23+09:30

COVID-19 Will it change the world for wool

COVID-19 will change the world and wool must change too farmonline | Vernon Graham | May 21, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic will end the era of compulsive consumerism and the struggling wool textile sector must use the crisis to completely overhaul itself. That was the blunt message given [...]

COVID-19 Will it change the world for wool2020-06-02T22:21:16+09:30

Sheep Industry can reduce flystrike to zero

Lucilia Cuprina - This is the blowfly that causes all the problems Sheep industry can reduce frystrike to zero The Land | Vernon Graham | May 12, 2020 Completely eliminating flystrike in the sheep flock is achievable but will require breeders to stop assuming mulesing and chemical treatments will [...]

Sheep Industry can reduce flystrike to zero2020-05-17T23:45:35+09:30

Open Letter from Loro Piana and Reda

Emanuela Carletti |Loro Piana Francesco Botto Poala |  Reda Collete Garnsey - Chair AWI Open Letter From Reda and Loro Piana Sheep Central | Terry Sim | May 2, 2020 PROMINENT Italian textile processor Reda and clothing company Loro Piana have penned an open [...]

Open Letter from Loro Piana and Reda2020-05-13T22:18:55+09:30

Australian Wool – Lost Transparency Opportunity

Lost Transparency Opportunity Sheep Central | April 21, 2020 AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has lost an opportunity to promote unequivocal transparency by allowing wool from freeze-branded sheep to be described as ‘non-mulesed’, according to Italian processors Reda and Vitale Barberis Canonico. After three rounds [...]

Australian Wool – Lost Transparency Opportunity2020-05-13T16:43:35+09:30

Open Letter from Italian Wool Trade Association

Claudio Lacchio Italian Wool Trade Association Open letter from Italian Wool Trade Association Sheep Central | April 22, 2020 TOP maker and Italian Wool Trade Association board member Claudio Lacchio has penned an open letter to Australian Wool Innovation chair Colette Garnsey contesting her statement to Australian wool growers [...]

Open Letter from Italian Wool Trade Association2020-04-25T18:01:57+09:30

AWI – Garnsey’s view on non-mulesed wool rejected

AWI Chair: Collette Garnsey Matt Hand: Australian Council of Wool Exporters President Garnsey's view on non-mulesed wool rejected Sheep Central | Terry Sim | April 20, 2020 AUSTRALIAN wool exporters and a leading global sheep welfare standard have rejected statements that non-mulesed wool demand was driven by a few [...]

AWI – Garnsey’s view on non-mulesed wool rejected2020-05-06T17:10:50+09:30

Coronavirus – impact on wool

Corona virus: Impact on major wool consuming countries Farmonline | Joely Mitchell | April 20, 2020  New forecasts have revealed that the world's major wool consuming countries will see a large decline in economic output in 2020 as a result of coronavirus, raising concerns about the future of demand [...]

Coronavirus – impact on wool2020-04-26T16:40:22+09:30

Wool market plummets amid coronavirus closures, as shoppers stay home in activewear

Stuart McCullough  CEO AWI Wool market plummets amid coronavirus closures, as shoppers stay home in activewear ABC Rural | Cara Jeffery | April 3, 2020  It's been another tough week for the embattled Australian wool industry, with the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) falling a massive 155 cents a kilogram. [...]

Wool market plummets amid coronavirus closures, as shoppers stay home in activewear2020-04-04T13:06:49+10:30