HILLS GAZETTE (W.A.)- by Lauren Peden – “MORANGUP’S Lydia Inglis is one of three Murdoch University animal science students to win scholarships to support honours research into costly issues for Australia’s sheep industry.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – WA Country Hour – by Tyne Logan – “Researchers believe using fitness-tracker technology on sheep could revolutionise the industry.
Already being used in a similar capacity in the cattle industry, the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) has been running trials to see if ActiGraphic movement sensors — currently used by humans for health reasons — have a place in the sheep industry.”
THE RURAL – “Six finalists from NSW and Victoria have been announced as finalists in the sheep industry’s prestigious Peter Westblade Scholarship.
Emma McCrabb, of Hay, Sally Smyth, of Broken Hill, Joe Walden of Yass, Rachael Gawne and Jodi Davis both from Wagga, and Harrison Mulquiny of Wooroonook were chosen from a strong group of applicants.”
Pain relief for livestock gets global investment boost with Dechra taking a share of Animal Ethics company
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Sarina Locke – “The Australian developer of pain relief that began for lambs is getting a global boost, with investment by UK based Dechra Pharmaceuticals.
Dechra has taken a 33 per cent share of Australian company Animal Ethics and in addition has bought the rights to sell Tri-Solfen for all animal species overseas.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – by Bruce Hazel – “The Merino Ewe Competition was held on Monday, February 20 and G. K and R. W Robertson of Tallawong, Merrignee and Yarrawonga blood took out the overall winner of the whole flock event.
Second place was Kingslea Partnership, Grogranworth blood and third was R. W and S. T Hyles, Yarrawonga blood.”
FIBRE2FASHION – Interview with Stuart McCullough, Managing Director, The Woolmark Company – “The Woolmark Company is the global authority on wool, which highlights Australian wool’s position as the ultimate natural fibre and premiere ingredient in luxury apparel. Stuart McCullough, the managing director of the organisation spoke to Fibre2Fashion about the global wool industry and The Woolmark Company’s future plans.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The global wool industry has changed considerably in recent years as more wool is being grown and a lot more wool is now available in the retail market, according to Stuart McCullough, CEO of The Woolmark Company. The scenario has changed at both ends of the supply chain.”
RIVERINE HERALD – “Four men who ‘‘demeaned the image’’ of the iconic Australian shearer by cruelly punching sheep and gouging their eye sockets have been fined and banned from owning the animals.
Graphic footage showing shearers abusing sheep in shearing sheds was released as part of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) investigation into the Australian wool industry, sparking an Agriculture Victoria investigation.”
JDSUPRA BUSINESS ADVISOR – by David Zetoony / Bryan Cave – “Although wool is one of the oldest natural fibers, it is still one of the most commonly used fibers in products ranging from clothing, to household items. As a result, it’s perhaps not surprising that one of our country’s first consumer protection statutes focused on the manufacture, sale, and distribution of wool.”
DAILY JOURNAL (USA) – by Chelsea Coli – “SHERIDAN, Wyo. — These days, consumers are searching for more than just products while shopping. They’re in search of a story.
Karen Hostetler recognized this nearly 10 years ago and applied it to the wool industry when she and her friend Valerie Stanos opened Mountain Meadow Wool in Buffalo, Wyoming. The now family-owned mill supports local ranchers in an effort to revitalize the wool industry not just in Wyoming, but in the West.”