PERTH NOW – by Christine McGinn – AAP – “About $100,000 worth of wool has been stolen from a shed in South Australia.
Thieves took 48 bales of the wool labelled DF & JK Head Brand No. 701246 AAAM from the shed on Homestead Road in Tintinara between June 22 and Monday.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Brett Worthington – “A director of a government-funded organisation has demanded a retraction and threatened possible legal action against a lobby group following a submission it made to a review of the organisation’s conduct.
The Federal Government is expected to release the findings of an independent review of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), which last year received almost $90 million in farmer and taxpayer funds, early next week.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Bethany Griffiths – “REDUCING the mob size of lambing ewes will boost lamb survival, and the affect could be greater in tough seasons, a new study has shown.
The early findings were presented at the BestWool Best-Lamb conference in Bendigo last week.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – “Inverell’s Macintyre High School Students have flocked to Wool Works, a new shearing school initiative.
The 20 students in their mid-teens appreciated the hands-on education. The first three-day school was held this week from Monday to Wednesday.
“By providing young people with agricultural skills at an early age, we are securing their footing on a career path in the industry,” RDANI Chair Russell Stewart said.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – AWI Content – “World record holding Australian shearer Dwayne Black was one of a group of top shearers who participated in a scoping day held by AWI to look into the opportunity of using robotics in wool harvesting.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “The BestWool/BestLamb program celebrated 20 years at its Bendigo conference in June.
Networks Advisory Committee chair Jason Trompf recognised Agriculture Victoria and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) for their commitment to the network.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – AWI content – “Today, Australia exports 271 million kilograms of the natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre to China, a sharp rise from pre-1980 when this figure stood at less than 10 million kilograms.”
THE HILLTOPS PHOENIX – “Preparation is underway once again for the Boorowa Community Bank Irish Woolfest scheduled for Sunday 30 September 2018 where Boorowa celebrates its Irish heritage and fine merino wool. This event is now a regional tourism event and has developed as a key economic development tool for the Hilltops region, attracting thousands of visitors each year. “
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Stephen Burns – “During the opening day of the 32nd Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production held at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, the first session focused on the high levels of innovation achieved in each of the conferences’s targeted industries, and where representatives from each of those industries saw its future direction.”
STOCK & LAND – “Sheep breeders will enjoy cheaper genomic testing of their flock when the price of the Sheep Genomic Test is reduced from $35 an animal to $27 (plus GST), when collected using a tissue sampling unit (TSU), and $30 (plus GST) when collected on a blood card.”