SHEEP CENTRAL – “DIETARY supplements to potentially boost national lamb survival in late pregnancy and at birth by at least 10 percent will be tested in South Australian research.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation today launched the first phase of its WoolQ portal – an electronic classer speci or eSpeci — with further functions to be released in July and December this year.”
Australian Wool Innovation – “…About WoolQ
WoolQ – formerly known as the Wool Exchange Portal – is a free, online tool that enables woolgrowers and the wool industry to capture, access and interact with industry information, data, selling choices and trading opportunities.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Andrew Marshall – “After three years of deliberation, Australian Wool Innovation has launched the first phase of its free WoolQ portal, taking clip classification reports into the electronic age.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “PRODUCERS looking to use some of their improved wool cheque on genetics will have the chance to see some of South Australia’s highest performing Merinos next week.”
THE STANDARD – by Everard Himmelreich – “While the national wool market had dropped in recent days, wool is continuing to provide good returns to producers, Fox & Lillee western district representative Chris Bull says.”
CENTRAL WESTERN DAILY NEWS – by Alex Crowe – “Floyd Legge is back on the farm in Cudal this week after a whirlwind wool tour of China.
The sheep farmer joined a group of young Australian wool producers selected to learn more about the processing of the product they help create.
The group of 12 from all over the country were initially flown to Sydney to gain an understanding of the Australian side of the business, then on to Shanghai to learn about developing their product to increase its value in today’s market.”
ABC NEWS – by Liv Casben – “A national shortage of shearers has prompted the wool industry to take action and work out new ways to attract young guns.
The Australian wool industry is now funding a series of meetings to address the problem of declining shearer numbers as wool hits record high prices of about $2,000 per bale.
What they are finding is that young Aussies are not attracted to the hard yakka job — conditions in the sheds are difficult and in some cases unsafe — and recruiting more migrant workers may be the most viable.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WORTHY wool industry workers are being sought for the second round of Australian Wool Industry Medal nominations.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL growers, brokers, designers and Australia’s Minister for Agriculture gathered to celebrate a domestic wool marketing success story in Melbourne last week.”