Four of the Australian wool industry’s brightest stars will headline an online Zoom forum this Friday as part of an early International Women’s Day celebration.
The 2021 WoolPoll Panel has elected Corrigin-based woolgrower Steven Bolt as its chairman.
Australian wool is set to gain popularity from the high seas as the Woolmark sponsored Italian yacht wins the Prada Cup challenger series.
Nominations are open for the Australian Wool Industry Medal to recognise those who have made an exceptional contribution to the national industry.
Concern about the lack of shearers to fill the shoes of the shearing “guns” has led to a Dalyup farming family’s shearing shed becoming a school to encourage development of skills in a new generation.
Movements in the Australian wool marketwere uneven last week, with Merino wool prices mostly easing in the eastern selling centres, but lifting in Fremantle.
Two WA woolgrowers were selected as WoolPoll panel members last Thursday to form a group of eight people from across Australia to run the 2021 levy vote.
Woollen garments have the least environmental impact in their wearable stage, a new study has found.
A New Zealand shearer has smashed the women’s world record for the number of lambs shorn in nine hours, notching up 661 and inspiring female shearers worldwide.
China’s decision to lift its quota for wool imports by 5 per cent — or more than 15,000 bales — could be the first hint the Asian superpower may be prepared to repair ties.
Cally Dupe and Bob Garnant
Legendary shearer Kevin Gellatly has been awarded the industry’s greatest accolade — the Australian Wool Industry Medal — on Saturday.
A WA youngster has started an alpaca shearing business on home soil after travelling the world and shearing the unusual creatures.
Just days before Christmas, Scaddan Merino breeder David Vandenberghe was more than 550km from home keeping watch over a portion of his family’s flock on agistment at Bannister.
China has reportedly increased its import quota for Australian wool this year, despite the ongoing trade war between the two countries leading to sanctions on a suite of local products.
The third wool production forecast for the 2020-21 season has WA lagging behind, but overall Australia’s volume to lift.
A UK company has created a fully-traceable line of shirts made of Australian Merino wool.
A new 10-year plan for Australian woolgrowers has been launched.
Wool price competitiveness against synthetic and cotton has improved significantly in 2020, but woolgrowers have seen the value of their export fibre drop significantly this year.
A new marketing campaign aims to counter US consumers’ “outdated” perception that wool is always warm and itchy, and instead promote the fibre as soft on skin and perfect for sports.
The first WA company to strike up a unique contract to boost the supply of so-called ethically sourced wool is preparing its second lot of bales for the ZQ Merino Program.
A Tambellup woolgrower offered his family’s Woodlands clip at the Fremantle auction last Wednesday that topped the Nutrien catalogue with a superfine price.
In a year where the wool industry has faced circumstances like never before, Australian Wool Innovation remains steadfast
Boyup Brook shearer Floyde Neil shore 544 crossbred lambs on a world record pace and raised $1632 for the Blue Tree Project on Friday at Kojonup.
The shearing industry’s push to make the workplace safer has brought about a pilot program called Safe Sheds.
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