With a strong farming background and a university education in agriculture, Victorian Paul Deane is looking forward to his new role in Australia’s $2 billion wool industry.
Australia’s embattled wool industry is looking forward to a good Christmas, according to the latest ANZ Agri Commodity Report.
What is believed to be Australia’s best shearing memorabilia display will be put on show for all to see at the Hugh Manning Tractor and Machinery Museum in Serpentine this Sunday.
A strong field participated in the Pingelly Shears on Saturday, cumulating in a close open final, with three points separating champion Damien Boyle from Mark Parsons in second place.
There’s a new man at the head of the WA Competition Shearing Association, and he’s keen to bolster the number of young guns taking part in the group’s contests.
Williams Gateway Expo shearing competition held on Saturday produced some quality performances which resulted in an exciting open championship won by Broomehill shearer Damien Boyle.
A shortage of WA shearing teams has sparked a bidding war among farmers, with some contactors now slugging graziers up to $9.50 per sheep.
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Competitive shearing made a comeback at the Wagin Woolorama, the first event of the year signalling a restart to the normal show schedule after the COVID shutdown last year.
A Great Southern farming family is working hard to produce a “sustainable” non-mulesed woolclip by paying close attention to their genetic selection and marketing options.
Chris Wilcox will be surely missed as one of the world’s leading analyst and commentators on the global wool industry.
Australian Wool Innovation chairwoman Colette Garnsey plans to retire from the board of Australia’s peak wool producers’ body, leaving a potential seat for an incoming new director.
A new virtual campaign to promote wool will be launched on March 18 with three experts backing the Trust in Australian Wool theme.
Wool prices are expected to increase in 2021 as COVID restrictions ease, resulting in improved global demand for woollen garments.
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.
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Legendary shearer Kevin Gellatly has been awarded the industry’s greatest accolade — the Australian Wool Industry Medal — on Saturday.
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