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Beyond The Bale - New Issue Out Now

From farm to fashion, the latest issue reports on initiatives to increase the on-farm profitability of Australian woolgrowers and increase the demand for Australian wool.

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Weathering the drought with regenerative ag

The property of Colin Seis from Gulgong in NSW is handling the drought through his use of perennial grassland and regenerative agricultural practices.

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Numnuts numbs nuts (and tails)!

Numnuts is a new device that enables sheep producers to castrate and tail-dock their lambs with rubber rings while also injecting a local anaesthetic at the same application.

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50-year-old ram semen achieves high fertility

The oldest frozen ram semen in existence has this year been thawed out and inseminated – and the semen achieved remarkably high pregnancy and scanning rates.

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AWI-funded shearer training at Tambo

An AWI-funded shearing  and wool handling school held at Tambo in Central West Queensland in August proved very popular.

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Woolgrowers donate 100 years of Baggy Greens

AWI Chairman Ms Colette Garnsey OAM has handed Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings the next era of baggy green cloth.

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New flystrike vaccine investigation

AWI has announced a $2.5 million four-year research investment to undertake preliminary research into the development of a flystrike vaccine targeting the Australian sheep blowfly.

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WOOLMARK BALE STENCIL

AWI and The Woolmark Company are offering Australian woolgrowers a free stencil of the Woolmark logo for use on their wool bales, to identify and brand their wool fibre as being proudly grown in Australia.

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100% Merino high performance jacket

Experience a unique 100% Merino jacket that is resistant to water and wind – available to woolgrowers to purchase online now at a SPECIAL OFFER price of just $185.

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REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE IMPLEMENTATION

View the progress being made by AWI to implement the 82 recommendation items in the 2015-2018 independent Review of Performance report.

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LIVE & BREATHE

The Woolmark Company’s Live & Breathe campaign seeks to remind a new generation that Merino wool’s naturally inherent qualities – breathability, odour control, moisture management – make it the original performance fibre.

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AWI Drought Resources

With parts of southern Australia receiving below average rainfall, available to woolgrowers are AWI’s drought management resources.

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MERINO LIFETIME PRODUCTIVITY

The project is designed to capture lifetime data across diverse environments and Merino types to help better understand and deliver Merino ewe lifetime performance outcomes for the industry.

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Market Intelligence

Sale date 13/12/2018
AWEX EMI 1862 +13
17 2516 +37
18 2387 +34
19 2248 +38
20 2183 +32
21 2151 +20
22 2155 +15
28 859 +7
32 454 +4
Mer Card 1142 -37
Source: AWEX
AWEX - EMI monthly average
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About AWI

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit company owned by more than 22,000 Australian woolgrowers.
AWI invests in research, development, innovation and marketing along the global supply chain for Australian wool.