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Gaining genetic ground with an MLP milestone

Episode 129

Gaining genetic ground with an MLP milestone

Episode 129 - June 4, 2020

The Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) Project has reached its halfway mark, so what does that mean for the commercial and stud breeders of Australia’s wool industry?

Plus, the crucial role that sire evaluation and link sires play in the marathon MLP Project, is explained by Ben Swain of the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA).

 

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Scott Carmody on medium term optimism for wool Scott Carmody on medium term optimism for wool

Scott Carmody on medium term optimism for wool

- Episode 247 - June 2, 2023

Recently returned from both the IWTO congress in Japan and a trip to meet with some of China’s biggest wool processors and traders, AWI Trade Consultant, Scott Carmody has a mix of reality and optimism for wool.

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AWI GM research: Bridget Peachey AWI GM research: Bridget Peachey

AWI GM research: Bridget Peachey

- Episode 246 - April 27, 2023

One of the most significant roles in the wool industry is the General Manager of on farm research at Australian Wool Innovation. Bridget Peachey now holds this position and we hear from her about the various projects she now oversees. For those looking to contribute maggot samples for the flystrike resistance research discussed please contact NSW DPI email.insectresistance@dpi.nsw.gov.au
or ph: 02 4640 6446 and supp feeding for lamb survival contact Amy Lockwood (a.lockwood@murdoch.edu.au) or Serina Hancock (s.hancock@murdoch.edu.au)

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AWI GM research: Bridget Peachey AWI GM research: Bridget Peachey

AWI GM research: Bridget Peachey

- Episode 246 - April 27, 2023

One of the most significant roles in the wool industry is the General Manager of on farm research at Australian Wool Innovation. Bridget Peachey now holds this position and we hear from her about the various projects she now oversees. For those looking to contribute maggot samples for the flystrike resistance research discussed please contact NSW DPI email.insectresistance@dpi.nsw.gov.au
or ph: 02 4640 6446 and supp feeding for lamb survival contact Amy Lockwood (a.lockwood@murdoch.edu.au) or Serina Hancock (s.hancock@murdoch.edu.au)

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AWI GM research: Bridget Peachey AWI GM research: Bridget Peachey

AWI GM research: Bridget Peachey

- Episode 246 - April 27, 2023

One of the most significant roles in the wool industry is the General Manager of on farm research at Australian Wool Innovation. Bridget Peachey now holds this position and we hear from her about the various projects she now oversees. For those looking to contribute maggot samples for the flystrike resistance research discussed please contact NSW DPI email.insectresistance@dpi.nsw.gov.au
or ph: 02 4640 6446 and supp feeding for lamb survival contact Amy Lockwood (a.lockwood@murdoch.edu.au) or Serina Hancock (s.hancock@murdoch.edu.au)

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Simply Merino Simply Merino

Simply Merino

- Episode 245 - April 12, 2023

Canadian company Simply Merino consciously uses Australian Merino for their everyday outdoor wear. Recently they came to Australia and stayed on a farm that sold wool into their products that continue to enjoy strong and sustainable growth in demand.

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Simply Merino Simply Merino

Simply Merino

- Episode 245 - April 12, 2023

Canadian company Simply Merino consciously uses Australian Merino for their everyday outdoor wear. Recently they came to Australia and stayed on a farm that sold wool into their products that continue to enjoy strong and sustainable growth in demand.

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Biological harvesting of wool, Philip Hynd Biological harvesting of wool, Philip Hynd

Biological harvesting of wool, Philip Hynd

- Episode 244 - March 29, 2023

There has never been a more acute need to find alternatives to harvest wool. The research project with the University of Adelaide to biologically harvest wool using a new protein and a new method of removing wool is making significant headway. Hear chief researcher Professor Philip Hynd discuss headway so far.

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Biological harvesting of wool, Philip Hynd Biological harvesting of wool, Philip Hynd

Biological harvesting of wool, Philip Hynd

- Episode 244 - March 29, 2023

There has never been a more acute need to find alternatives to harvest wool. The research project with the University of Adelaide to biologically harvest wool using a new protein and a new method of removing wool is making significant headway. Hear chief researcher Professor Philip Hynd discuss headway so far.

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MLP Macquarie’s final fling MLP Macquarie’s final fling

MLP Macquarie’s final fling

- Episode 243 - March 15, 2023

The Merino Lifetime Productivity project is the world’s largest sheep experiment. The Macquarie site at Trangie, NSW is winding up but is unique as it focuses strongly on ewe type by examining the lifetime performance of a heavy cutting type versus a dual purpose type of sheep across 31 sires and a lifetime of production. Hear MLP Macquarie Chair Matthew Coddington, sheepclasser Chris Bowman, site enthusiast and breeder Graeme Wells and data analyst Dr Sue Mortimer from NSW DPI discuss the trends and industry ramifications for this momentous project.

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MLP Macquarie’s final fling MLP Macquarie’s final fling

MLP Macquarie’s final fling

- Episode 243 - March 15, 2023

The Merino Lifetime Productivity project is the world’s largest sheep experiment. The Macquarie site at Trangie, NSW is winding up but is unique as it focuses strongly on ewe type by examining the lifetime performance of a heavy cutting type versus a dual purpose type of sheep across 31 sires and a lifetime of production. Hear MLP Macquarie Chair Matthew Coddington, sheepclasser Chris Bowman, site enthusiast and breeder Graeme Wells and data analyst Dr Sue Mortimer from NSW DPI discuss the trends and industry ramifications for this momentous project.

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Kondinin talks shed, yard design, sheep handlers Kondinin talks shed, yard design, sheep handlers

Kondinin talks shed, yard design, sheep handlers

- Episode 242 - March 9, 2023

A quiet revolution has been taking place in recent years across sheep yards and shed design as well as the rapid development of the myriad of sheep handlers that are now on the market. These are all working to make sheepwork easier but which one is right for you? Ben White from the Kondinin Group talks through the important considerations with AWI’s Emily King at the AWI Sheep Handling Innovation and Demonstration Day in SA recently.

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Kondinin talks shed, yard design, sheep handlers Kondinin talks shed, yard design, sheep handlers

Kondinin talks shed, yard design, sheep handlers

- Episode 242 - March 9, 2023

A quiet revolution has been taking place in recent years across sheep yards and shed design as well as the rapid development of the myriad of sheep handlers that are now on the market. These are all working to make sheepwork easier but which one is right for you? Ben White from the Kondinin Group talks through the important considerations with AWI’s Emily King at the AWI Sheep Handling Innovation and Demonstration Day in SA recently.

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Ian Shippen: shearing solutions Ian Shippen: shearing solutions

Ian Shippen: shearing solutions

- Episode 241 - February 24, 2023

One of Australia's largest woolgrowers, Ian Shippen joins The Yarn to discuss how he found a way to shear many thousands of stranded sheep during the floods using the race delivery system. He also discusses the greater issue of shearer shortages and the need to find solutions. 

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Ian Shippen: shearing solutions Ian Shippen: shearing solutions

Ian Shippen: shearing solutions

- Episode 241 - February 24, 2023

One of Australia's largest woolgrowers, Ian Shippen joins The Yarn to discuss how he found a way to shear many thousands of stranded sheep during the floods using the race delivery system. He also discusses the greater issue of shearer shortages and the need to find solutions. 

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Sustainability and wool: the next frontier Sustainability and wool: the next frontier

Sustainability and wool: the next frontier

- Episode 240 - February 10, 2023

With increased transparency comes increased market opportunities but the number and complexity of various supply chain schemes along the path to the final consumer is complex.

Hear the common sense approach and the good news for woolgrowers from Dr Robyn Leeson, a global leader in this area, principal of STR Consulting and vice chair of the Global Reporting Initiative Global Sustainability Standards Board. She spoke at the Sheep Sustainability Framework about where to for the sheep and wool industries.

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Sustainability and wool: the next frontier Sustainability and wool: the next frontier

Sustainability and wool: the next frontier

- Episode 240 - February 10, 2023

With increased transparency comes increased market opportunities but the number and complexity of various supply chain schemes along the path to the final consumer is complex.

Hear the common sense approach and the good news for woolgrowers from Dr Robyn Leeson, a global leader in this area, principal of STR Consulting and vice chair of the Global Reporting Initiative Global Sustainability Standards Board. She spoke at the Sheep Sustainability Framework about where to for the sheep and wool industries.

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The expansion of domestic wool processing: Waverley Mills The expansion of domestic wool processing: Waverley Mills

The expansion of domestic wool processing: Waverley Mills

- Episode 239 - February 3, 2023

Australia’s oldest working textile mill: Waverley Mills in Tasmania, is expanding!

Hear from agribusiness veteran and Waverley executive director David Farley about his plans for not only the growth of this important piece of wool history but his optimism for a much larger domestic processing industry in Australia.

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The expansion of domestic wool processing: Waverley Mills The expansion of domestic wool processing: Waverley Mills

The expansion of domestic wool processing: Waverley Mills

- Episode 239 - February 3, 2023

Australia’s oldest working textile mill: Waverley Mills in Tasmania, is expanding!

Hear from agribusiness veteran and Waverley executive director David Farley about his plans for not only the growth of this important piece of wool history but his optimism for a much larger domestic processing industry in Australia.

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2023 wool market: where to from here? 2023 wool market: where to from here?

2023 wool market: where to from here?

- Episode 238 - January 27, 2023

Despite global uncertainty, the wool market has started the calendar year relatively well. Given all factors at play, what is the road ahead? We hear why AWI Trade Analyst Scott Carmody is optimistic for wool in 2023.

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2023 wool market: where to from here? 2023 wool market: where to from here?

2023 wool market: where to from here?

- Episode 238 - January 27, 2023

Despite global uncertainty, the wool market has started the calendar year relatively well. Given all factors at play, what is the road ahead? We hear why AWI Trade Analyst Scott Carmody is optimistic for wool in 2023.

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World’s greatest female shearer: Cathy Wendelborn World’s greatest female shearer: Cathy Wendelborn

World’s greatest female shearer: Cathy Wendelborn

- Episode 237 - January 12, 2023

From shearing for the Queen to outback Queensland and winning at the Golden Shears, Cathy is a legend of the industry and inductee into the Shearing Hall of Fame. We catch up with her at her bakery in Quilpie and hear what it was like to not only pioneer shearing for women but the be one of the best in the business.

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World’s greatest female shearer: Cathy Wendelborn World’s greatest female shearer: Cathy Wendelborn

World’s greatest female shearer: Cathy Wendelborn

- Episode 237 - January 12, 2023

From shearing for the Queen to outback Queensland and winning at the Golden Shears, Cathy is a legend of the industry and inductee into the Shearing Hall of Fame. We catch up with her at her bakery in Quilpie and hear what it was like to not only pioneer shearing for women but the be one of the best in the business.

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Wild Dog mythbusting Wild Dog mythbusting

Wild Dog mythbusting

- Episode 236 - December 20, 2022

As predators, wild dogs cost the Australian economy up to $100 million annually in lost production and control costs, not to mention the enormous stress they cause wool and sheep producers. AWI’s activities follow the National Wild Dog Action Plan, enabling communities to coordinate effective and humane management of wild dogs. Tracey Kreplins, Research Scientist, Invasive Species, WA DPIRD spoke with our newest podcaster, AWI” Tori Kirk.

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Wild Dog mythbusting Wild Dog mythbusting

Wild Dog mythbusting

- Episode 236 - December 20, 2022

As predators, wild dogs cost the Australian economy up to $100 million annually in lost production and control costs, not to mention the enormous stress they cause wool and sheep producers. AWI’s activities follow the National Wild Dog Action Plan, enabling communities to coordinate effective and humane management of wild dogs. Tracey Kreplins, Research Scientist, Invasive Species, WA DPIRD spoke with our newest podcaster, AWI” Tori Kirk.

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Bernard Salt’s challenge to Australian agribusiness Bernard Salt’s challenge to Australian agribusiness

Bernard Salt’s challenge to Australian agribusiness

- Episode 235 - December 5, 2022

Demographer, author and business adviser Bernard Salt AM has a challenge for Australian agribusiness as the pandemic wanes: reset and create a big Australian agribusiness on the global stage. Why don’t we have one already given the expertise and resources at our disposal. With an optimistic view of the future, particularly for regional Australia and the industries that drive it, like wool, Bernard Salt joins The Yarn to discuss the big picture.

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Bernard Salt’s challenge to Australian agribusiness Bernard Salt’s challenge to Australian agribusiness

Bernard Salt’s challenge to Australian agribusiness

- Episode 235 - December 5, 2022

Demographer, author and business adviser Bernard Salt AM has a challenge for Australian agribusiness as the pandemic wanes: reset and create a big Australian agribusiness on the global stage. Why don’t we have one already given the expertise and resources at our disposal. With an optimistic view of the future, particularly for regional Australia and the industries that drive it, like wool, Bernard Salt joins The Yarn to discuss the big picture.

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2022 AWI AGM highlights 2022 AWI AGM highlights

2022 AWI AGM highlights

- Episode 234 - November 23, 2022

As the Australian wool industry’s research, development and marketing body, AWI annually reports on its progress and the global operating environment for wool. This episode draws on the main presentations from the 2022 Annual General Meeting, including Chairman Jock Laurie, CEO John Roberts as well as research and marketing General Managers Dr Jane Littlejohn and Laura Armstrong.

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2022 AWI AGM highlights 2022 AWI AGM highlights

2022 AWI AGM highlights

- Episode 234 - November 23, 2022

As the Australian wool industry’s research, development and marketing body, AWI annually reports on its progress and the global operating environment for wool. This episode draws on the main presentations from the 2022 Annual General Meeting, including Chairman Jock Laurie, CEO John Roberts as well as research and marketing General Managers Dr Jane Littlejohn and Laura Armstrong.

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Domestic processing: dream or reality Domestic processing: dream or reality

Domestic processing: dream or reality

- Episode 233 - November 10, 2022

Only 5% of the entire Australian wool clip can be processed domestically, leaving the wool industry vulnerable.

WoolProducers Australia has just released "Ensuring a sustainable future for Australia's wool supply chain" - a comprehensive report into this very issue. Hear WPA General Manager Adam Dawes talk through the report and where this important issue heads from here. - Read the report here:  https://bit.ly/3fWERrC

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Domestic processing: dream or reality Domestic processing: dream or reality

Domestic processing: dream or reality

- Episode 233 - November 10, 2022

Only 5% of the entire Australian wool clip can be processed domestically, leaving the wool industry vulnerable.

WoolProducers Australia has just released "Ensuring a sustainable future for Australia's wool supply chain" - a comprehensive report into this very issue. Hear WPA General Manager Adam Dawes talk through the report and where this important issue heads from here. - Read the report here:  https://bit.ly/3fWERrC

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Jamie Lillie of Fox and Lillie exports Jamie Lillie of Fox and Lillie exports

Jamie Lillie of Fox and Lillie exports

- Episode 232 - October 21, 2022

With so much international uncertainty, what does one of Australia’s largest brokers, exporters and processors think of wool’s future? Jamie Lillie, General Manager of Fox and Lillie exports is upbeat about the current state of the wool industry and its prospects for various reasons, despite all the gloom around interest rates, inflation and conflict globally.

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Jamie Lillie of Fox and Lillie exports Jamie Lillie of Fox and Lillie exports

Jamie Lillie of Fox and Lillie exports

- Episode 232 - October 21, 2022

With so much international uncertainty, what does one of Australia’s largest brokers, exporters and processors think of wool’s future? Jamie Lillie, General Manager of Fox and Lillie exports is upbeat about the current state of the wool industry and its prospects for various reasons, despite all the gloom around interest rates, inflation and conflict globally.

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Sportscraft and wool Sportscraft and wool

Sportscraft and wool

- Episode 231 - October 14, 2022

As the very first Australian Woolmark licensee and selling quality woollen garments since 1914, Sportscraft holds a special place in the Australian retail landscape. What trends are appearing for wool consumption? What do people want from wool? Hear what this iconic retailer has to say about the future of wool and the people that ultimately buy it.

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Sportscraft and wool Sportscraft and wool

Sportscraft and wool

- Episode 231 - October 14, 2022

As the very first Australian Woolmark licensee and selling quality woollen garments since 1914, Sportscraft holds a special place in the Australian retail landscape. What trends are appearing for wool consumption? What do people want from wool? Hear what this iconic retailer has to say about the future of wool and the people that ultimately buy it.

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Merino Lifetime Productivity Merino Lifetime Productivity

Merino Lifetime Productivity

- Episode 230 - October 4, 2022

The Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) project is the world’s largest Merino experiment, tracking the lifetime performance of 5,700 ewes as they proceed through four to five joinings and annual shearings at five sites across the country. We are now starting to get some fascinating results which are uncovering some of the mysteries of Merino genetics. Hear from Ben Swain (AMSEA) as well as MerinoLink and Pingelly site hosts Marty Moses and Dr Bronwyn Clarke.  

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Merino Lifetime Productivity Merino Lifetime Productivity

Merino Lifetime Productivity

- Episode 230 - October 4, 2022

The Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) project is the world’s largest Merino experiment, tracking the lifetime performance of 5,700 ewes as they proceed through four to five joinings and annual shearings at five sites across the country. We are now starting to get some fascinating results which are uncovering some of the mysteries of Merino genetics. Hear from Ben Swain (AMSEA) as well as MerinoLink and Pingelly site hosts Marty Moses and Dr Bronwyn Clarke.  

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Foot and Mouth Disease Augmented Reality Foot and Mouth Disease Augmented Reality

Foot and Mouth Disease Augmented Reality

- Episode 229 - September 23, 2022

PIRSA in South Australia have developed an augmented reality App for smartphones to help identify exotic animal diseases such as Foot and Mouth disease. Hear how it works and its significant benefits.

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Foot and Mouth Disease Augmented Reality Foot and Mouth Disease Augmented Reality

Foot and Mouth Disease Augmented Reality

- Episode 229 - September 23, 2022

PIRSA in South Australia have developed an augmented reality App for smartphones to help identify exotic animal diseases such as Foot and Mouth disease. Hear how it works and its significant benefits.

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Carryology USA discovers the source of Merino Carryology USA discovers the source of Merino

Carryology USA discovers the source of Merino

- Episode 228 - September 15, 2022

Who would have thought the concept of “exploring better ways to carry” would lead to Merino farms? Well of course it does because when packing for a trip, is there anything better than Merino? Hear from cult figure Taylor Welden as he discusses his love of Merino wool and his day out discovering how it is grown, harvested and sold.

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Carryology USA discovers the source of Merino Carryology USA discovers the source of Merino

Carryology USA discovers the source of Merino

- Episode 228 - September 15, 2022

Who would have thought the concept of “exploring better ways to carry” would lead to Merino farms? Well of course it does because when packing for a trip, is there anything better than Merino? Hear from cult figure Taylor Welden as he discusses his love of Merino wool and his day out discovering how it is grown, harvested and sold.

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Voice of the future Voice of the future

Voice of the future

- Episode 227 - September 12, 2022

Young woolgrower Katherine Bain speaks with AWI GM Research, Jane Littlejohn about the family woolgrowing enterprise, her hopes for the future and we learn of two new wool marketing campaigns.

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Voice of the future Voice of the future

Voice of the future

- Episode 227 - September 12, 2022

Young woolgrower Katherine Bain speaks with AWI GM Research, Jane Littlejohn about the family woolgrowing enterprise, her hopes for the future and we learn of two new wool marketing campaigns.

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Data supporting and building trust in industry Data supporting and building trust in industry

Data supporting and building trust in industry

- Episode 226 - September 2, 2022

Without the trust of the customer there is no industry. Demonstration of sustainable production of sheep meat and wool is critical to secure access to local and global markets. Sarah Hyland is the manager of the sheep sustainability framework and explains it perfectly. We also check in on the health of the sheep industry in SA at the GrowingSA conference near Adelaide with LivestockSA president Joe Keynes.

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Data supporting and building trust in industry Data supporting and building trust in industry

Data supporting and building trust in industry

- Episode 226 - September 2, 2022

Without the trust of the customer there is no industry. Demonstration of sustainable production of sheep meat and wool is critical to secure access to local and global markets. Sarah Hyland is the manager of the sheep sustainability framework and explains it perfectly. We also check in on the health of the sheep industry in SA at the GrowingSA conference near Adelaide with LivestockSA president Joe Keynes.

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School wether competition success School wether competition success

School wether competition success

- Episode 225 - August 26, 2022

In South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia, highly popular school wether competitions are run by the state Stud Merino Breeders Association. These events introduce young people to the sheep and wool industry. Hear from co-ordinator Ben Watts and Brooke Cowan from Gunnedah High School after the successful NSW event which involved 62 schools and over 500 students. 

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School wether competition success School wether competition success

School wether competition success

- Episode 225 - August 26, 2022

In South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia, highly popular school wether competitions are run by the state Stud Merino Breeders Association. These events introduce young people to the sheep and wool industry. Hear from co-ordinator Ben Watts and Brooke Cowan from Gunnedah High School after the successful NSW event which involved 62 schools and over 500 students. 

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State of the Art 3D knitting on farm State of the Art 3D knitting on farm

State of the Art 3D knitting on farm

- Episode 224 - August 11, 2022

Is it the only commercial knitting machine on farm anywhere in Australia? Woolgrower Sue McClure of Killmaille in western Victoria is making her dream a reality but it’s taken a lifetime of work to get there.

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State of the Art 3D knitting on farm State of the Art 3D knitting on farm

State of the Art 3D knitting on farm

- Episode 224 - August 11, 2022

Is it the only commercial knitting machine on farm anywhere in Australia? Woolgrower Sue McClure of Killmaille in western Victoria is making her dream a reality but it’s taken a lifetime of work to get there.

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Ed Storey, WoolProducers Australia president: FMD, SSF and the state of wool Ed Storey, WoolProducers Australia president: FMD, SSF and the state of wool

Ed Storey, WoolProducers Australia president: FMD, SSF and the state of wool

- Episode 223 - July 29, 2022

The threat of Foot and Mouth Disease entering Australia is real and highly concerning for everyone involved with all livestock industries. WoolProducers Australia plays a key role if the disease does reach Australia’s shores, hear what president Ed Storey has to say about the strong measures to keep it out, what individuals can do to protect their flocks as well as the policies and procedures if it is found. Ed also speaks about the significance of the Sheep Sustainability Framework and the overall state of our great industry.

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Ed Storey, WoolProducers Australia president: FMD, SSF and the state of wool Ed Storey, WoolProducers Australia president: FMD, SSF and the state of wool

Ed Storey, WoolProducers Australia president: FMD, SSF and the state of wool

- Episode 223 - July 29, 2022

The threat of Foot and Mouth Disease entering Australia is real and highly concerning for everyone involved with all livestock industries. WoolProducers Australia plays a key role if the disease does reach Australia’s shores, hear what president Ed Storey has to say about the strong measures to keep it out, what individuals can do to protect their flocks as well as the policies and procedures if it is found. Ed also speaks about the significance of the Sheep Sustainability Framework and the overall state of our great industry.

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Wool back at Premiere Vision Wool back at Premiere Vision

Wool back at Premiere Vision

- Episode 222 - July 15, 2022

The key textile trade show Premiere Vision was held in Paris for the first time since the advent of the pandemic. The strong focus on sustainability, innovation and versatility has been another great opportunity for wool. Hear from the Woolmark Company’s Western Hemisphere Manager Damien Pommeret fresh from Premiere Vision.

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Wool back at Premiere Vision Wool back at Premiere Vision

Wool back at Premiere Vision

- Episode 222 - July 15, 2022

The key textile trade show Premiere Vision was held in Paris for the first time since the advent of the pandemic. The strong focus on sustainability, innovation and versatility has been another great opportunity for wool. Hear from the Woolmark Company’s Western Hemisphere Manager Damien Pommeret fresh from Premiere Vision.

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Foot and Mouth special: your sheep and wool questions answered Foot and Mouth special: your sheep and wool questions answered

Foot and Mouth special: your sheep and wool questions answered

- Episode 221 - July 8, 2022

Join Andrew Henderson chair of SAFEMEAT who discusses in detail how the industry is protected, what you can do to help protect the industry, what happens if the disease is found in Australia and the sheep and wool ramifications.

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Foot and Mouth special: your sheep and wool questions answered Foot and Mouth special: your sheep and wool questions answered

Foot and Mouth special: your sheep and wool questions answered

- Episode 221 - July 8, 2022

Join Andrew Henderson chair of SAFEMEAT who discusses in detail how the industry is protected, what you can do to help protect the industry, what happens if the disease is found in Australia and the sheep and wool ramifications.

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TEM and the wild west TEM and the wild west

TEM and the wild west

- Episode 220 - July 1, 2022

Hear from Thomas Elder Market analysts Matt Dalgleish and Andrew Whitelaw about the drivers of the wool market at the 2022 WAFarmers conference at MURESK and hear from WAF president and woolgrower John Hassel about why the future looks bright for the natural fibre.

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TEM and the wild west TEM and the wild west

TEM and the wild west

- Episode 220 - July 1, 2022

Hear from Thomas Elder Market analysts Matt Dalgleish and Andrew Whitelaw about the drivers of the wool market at the 2022 WAFarmers conference at MURESK and hear from WAF president and woolgrower John Hassel about why the future looks bright for the natural fibre.

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The Superfine Master The Superfine Master

The Superfine Master

- Episode 219 - June 23, 2022

Alistair Lade has been producing paddock-based superfine wool from his family’s property for many decades. It has taken dedication across many areas of the business: genetics, pasture, environment, electronic ID, plus no shortage of hard work. However, the hard work is paying off: hear from this superfine wool master.

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The Superfine Master The Superfine Master

The Superfine Master

- Episode 219 - June 23, 2022

Alistair Lade has been producing paddock-based superfine wool from his family’s property for many decades. It has taken dedication across many areas of the business: genetics, pasture, environment, electronic ID, plus no shortage of hard work. However, the hard work is paying off: hear from this superfine wool master.

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Biological defleecing: The next generation Biological defleecing: The next generation

Biological defleecing: The next generation

- Episode 218 - June 16, 2022

Join General Manager, Research at AWI, Dr Jane Littlejohn who talks to Emily King about a new opportunity for biological defleecing using the zein class of protein. It allows for the wool production to be weakened but not completely stopped, thus keeping the wool on the sheep to be harvested in potentially new and more automated way. Jane also discusses the suite of research work at AWI.

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Biological defleecing: The next generation Biological defleecing: The next generation

Biological defleecing: The next generation

- Episode 218 - June 16, 2022

Join General Manager, Research at AWI, Dr Jane Littlejohn who talks to Emily King about a new opportunity for biological defleecing using the zein class of protein. It allows for the wool production to be weakened but not completely stopped, thus keeping the wool on the sheep to be harvested in potentially new and more automated way. Jane also discusses the suite of research work at AWI.

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Barber’s Pole: clear and present danger Barber’s Pole: clear and present danger

Barber’s Pole: clear and present danger

- Episode 217 - June 2, 2022

Worm control in sheep has become a major issue and the spread and frequency of Barber’s pole worm in flocks is alarming. A parasite that rewrites the books for control and the world champion in terms of resistance according to those who know and we are about to hear from three of them.

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Barber’s Pole: clear and present danger Barber’s Pole: clear and present danger

Barber’s Pole: clear and present danger

- Episode 217 - June 2, 2022

Worm control in sheep has become a major issue and the spread and frequency of Barber’s pole worm in flocks is alarming. A parasite that rewrites the books for control and the world champion in terms of resistance according to those who know and we are about to hear from three of them.

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Wool harvesting technology day: Falkiner Memorial Field Station Wool harvesting technology day: Falkiner Memorial Field Station

Wool harvesting technology day: Falkiner Memorial Field Station

- Episode 216 - May 20, 2022

Hear about the suite of research and development for wool harvesting recently shown near Conargo in the Riverina of NSW.

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Wool harvesting technology day: Falkiner Memorial Field Station Wool harvesting technology day: Falkiner Memorial Field Station

Wool harvesting technology day: Falkiner Memorial Field Station

- Episode 216 - May 20, 2022

Hear about the suite of research and development for wool harvesting recently shown near Conargo in the Riverina of NSW.

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Global demand, new processing, wool harvesting Global demand, new processing, wool harvesting

Global demand, new processing, wool harvesting

- Episode 215 - May 12, 2022

All industries have issues and wool has global processing and harvesting as top of its list.

Hear what the AWI Board has to say on these and head to WA where the industry is taking important steps to help solve the current wool harvesting crisis. 

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Global demand, new processing, wool harvesting Global demand, new processing, wool harvesting

Global demand, new processing, wool harvesting

- Episode 215 - May 12, 2022

All industries have issues and wool has global processing and harvesting as top of its list.

Hear what the AWI Board has to say on these and head to WA where the industry is taking important steps to help solve the current wool harvesting crisis. 

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Wool supply and demand: the latest news from both ends Wool supply and demand: the latest news from both ends

Wool supply and demand: the latest news from both ends

- Episode 214 - April 29, 2022

With the world in such uncertain times, it is nice to know that at least the national flock and national wool clips are steadily lifting.

New Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee Chairman Stephen Hill explains the latest figures but gives valuable insight into the strong underlying demand for Australian wool despite the headwinds of ongoing COVID lockdowns in China, significant logistical and therefore financial constraints to the very long wool supply chain.

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Wool supply and demand: the latest news from both ends Wool supply and demand: the latest news from both ends

Wool supply and demand: the latest news from both ends

- Episode 214 - April 29, 2022

With the world in such uncertain times, it is nice to know that at least the national flock and national wool clips are steadily lifting.

New Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee Chairman Stephen Hill explains the latest figures but gives valuable insight into the strong underlying demand for Australian wool despite the headwinds of ongoing COVID lockdowns in China, significant logistical and therefore financial constraints to the very long wool supply chain.

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Rethinking investment on farm Rethinking investment on farm

Rethinking investment on farm

- Episode 213 - April 7, 2022

Finding production efficiency through internal rather than external investment is well worth exploring when interest rates are expected to rise. John Francis from Agrista consulting discusses the options from the Leading Sheep Meat Up Forum in Longreach Qld. We hear also about the shearer shortage and the potential Blackall wool scour from mayor and woolgrower Andrew Martin.

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Rethinking investment on farm Rethinking investment on farm

Rethinking investment on farm

- Episode 213 - April 7, 2022

Finding production efficiency through internal rather than external investment is well worth exploring when interest rates are expected to rise. John Francis from Agrista consulting discusses the options from the Leading Sheep Meat Up Forum in Longreach Qld. We hear also about the shearer shortage and the potential Blackall wool scour from mayor and woolgrower Andrew Martin.

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New shearing tech at field days New shearing tech at field days

New shearing tech at field days

- Episode 212 - March 28, 2022

Field Days are back in real life!

Hear from world champion shearers and shearer trainers about the latest catch and deliver technology shown for the first time in public.

Rex Hocking, yard dog champion and woolgrower discusses the importance of field days to the Lucindale community.

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New shearing tech at field days New shearing tech at field days

New shearing tech at field days

- Episode 212 - March 28, 2022

Field Days are back in real life!

Hear from world champion shearers and shearer trainers about the latest catch and deliver technology shown for the first time in public.

Rex Hocking, yard dog champion and woolgrower discusses the importance of field days to the Lucindale community.

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The world’s biggest sheep experiment The world’s biggest sheep experiment

The world’s biggest sheep experiment

- Episode 211 - February 4, 2022

The Merino Lifetime Productivity Project or MLP is a decade long project assessing the lifetime genetic merit of 5700 sheep. AWI and the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) have teamed up with five sire evaluation sites, site hosts and nominating stud breeders to deliver a project is worth $8 million dollars in funding from AWI over ten years from 2015, along with $5 million in support from project partners.

Hear how the first results are breaking some long held myths and uncovering new knowledge of the animal that helped build modern Australia.

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The world’s biggest sheep experiment The world’s biggest sheep experiment

The world’s biggest sheep experiment

- Episode 211 - February 4, 2022

The Merino Lifetime Productivity Project or MLP is a decade long project assessing the lifetime genetic merit of 5700 sheep. AWI and the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) have teamed up with five sire evaluation sites, site hosts and nominating stud breeders to deliver a project is worth $8 million dollars in funding from AWI over ten years from 2015, along with $5 million in support from project partners.

Hear how the first results are breaking some long held myths and uncovering new knowledge of the animal that helped build modern Australia.

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Wearable Tech: keeping shearers shearing Wearable Tech: keeping shearers shearing

Wearable Tech: keeping shearers shearing

- Episode 210 - January 27, 2022

After many hours of trials in sheds thanks to shearers and researchers alike, being able to detect muscle fatigue and therefore prevent injury is getting much closer.

Hear the latest on this innovative approach to prolonging shearer’s careers, improving shearer training as well as the latest new handpiece design.

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Wearable Tech: keeping shearers shearing Wearable Tech: keeping shearers shearing

Wearable Tech: keeping shearers shearing

- Episode 210 - January 27, 2022

After many hours of trials in sheds thanks to shearers and researchers alike, being able to detect muscle fatigue and therefore prevent injury is getting much closer.

Hear the latest on this innovative approach to prolonging shearer’s careers, improving shearer training as well as the latest new handpiece design.

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Geoff Power: industry champion Geoff Power: industry champion

Geoff Power: industry champion

- Episode 209 - January 18, 2022

A humble wool industry leader, Geoff Power grew up in Melbourne before becoming a woolgrower in the South Australian Flinders Ranges. He has been instrumental in protecting the national flock from wild dogs and has lead national and state woolgrowing organisations on the way to receiving the Wool Industry Medal in 2017. Hear his amazing journey and why he is so optimistic about the future of our fibre.

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Geoff Power: industry champion Geoff Power: industry champion

Geoff Power: industry champion

- Episode 209 - January 18, 2022

A humble wool industry leader, Geoff Power grew up in Melbourne before becoming a woolgrower in the South Australian Flinders Ranges. He has been instrumental in protecting the national flock from wild dogs and has lead national and state woolgrowing organisations on the way to receiving the Wool Industry Medal in 2017. Hear his amazing journey and why he is so optimistic about the future of our fibre.

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Slowing the development of flystrike chemical resistance Slowing the development of flystrike chemical resistance

Slowing the development of flystrike chemical resistance

- Episode 208 - December 23, 2021

With a warm and wet summer on the cards for many Australian woolgrowers, the risk of flystrike over the coming months has heightened.

Maximise the effectiveness of your flystrike chemical applications and slow chemical resistance developing, through these practical tips and reminders from AWI’s Research team.

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Slowing the development of flystrike chemical resistance Slowing the development of flystrike chemical resistance

Slowing the development of flystrike chemical resistance

- Episode 208 - December 23, 2021

With a warm and wet summer on the cards for many Australian woolgrowers, the risk of flystrike over the coming months has heightened.

Maximise the effectiveness of your flystrike chemical applications and slow chemical resistance developing, through these practical tips and reminders from AWI’s Research team.

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The Young Wool Group The Young Wool Group

The Young Wool Group

- Episode 207 - December 17, 2021

A newly created network for young people in the wool industry, aims to connect, educate and empower the next generation.

The Young Wool Group’s founder, Monica Ley, explains why she created the initiative, and how all industry participants can be involved.

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The Young Wool Group The Young Wool Group

The Young Wool Group

- Episode 207 - December 17, 2021

A newly created network for young people in the wool industry, aims to connect, educate and empower the next generation.

The Young Wool Group’s founder, Monica Ley, explains why she created the initiative, and how all industry participants can be involved.

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New catch and deliver trialled in woolsheds New catch and deliver trialled in woolsheds

New catch and deliver trialled in woolsheds

- Episode 206 - December 10, 2021

It has many people talking but what do the shearers and woolgrowers themselves think of a machine that removes the catch and drag from shearing?

Head to a working woolshed and hear for yourself!

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New catch and deliver trialled in woolsheds New catch and deliver trialled in woolsheds

New catch and deliver trialled in woolsheds

- Episode 206 - December 10, 2021

It has many people talking but what do the shearers and woolgrowers themselves think of a machine that removes the catch and drag from shearing?

Head to a working woolshed and hear for yourself!

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The 21st Century Wild Dog Tree The 21st Century Wild Dog Tree

The 21st Century Wild Dog Tree

- Episode 205 - December 2, 2021

Displaying dead wild dogs on fences and trees was once a way of letting locals and farmers know that wild dogs were in the area, now these displays undermine support for wild dog management activities.

Ian Evans, AWI’s Program Manager Vertebrate Pests, explains the history of the tradition, and an effective alternative for the 21st century: FeralScan™.

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The 21st Century Wild Dog Tree The 21st Century Wild Dog Tree

The 21st Century Wild Dog Tree

- Episode 205 - December 2, 2021

Displaying dead wild dogs on fences and trees was once a way of letting locals and farmers know that wild dogs were in the area, now these displays undermine support for wild dog management activities.

Ian Evans, AWI’s Program Manager Vertebrate Pests, explains the history of the tradition, and an effective alternative for the 21st century: FeralScan™.

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Wool’s achievements in 2021 and hopes for 2022 Wool’s achievements in 2021 and hopes for 2022

Wool’s achievements in 2021 and hopes for 2022

- Episode 204 - November 26, 2021

As the world still drags itself away from the COVID pandemic, we examine how our fibre fared in 2021 and the challenges ahead. We hear from experts across on farm research and product development as to the big developments coming our way. 

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Wool’s achievements in 2021 and hopes for 2022 Wool’s achievements in 2021 and hopes for 2022

Wool’s achievements in 2021 and hopes for 2022

- Episode 204 - November 26, 2021

As the world still drags itself away from the COVID pandemic, we examine how our fibre fared in 2021 and the challenges ahead. We hear from experts across on farm research and product development as to the big developments coming our way. 

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Homespun - the new Australian series in a woolgrowing community Homespun - the new Australian series in a woolgrowing community

Homespun - the new Australian series in a woolgrowing community

- Episode 203 - November 19, 2021

Living on the Australian land in a regional communities is a fortunate and unique way of life. But how often do we see a true representation of our livelihoods on modern TV?

Producer Bec Bignell, formerly from Kojonup, has made it her mission to showcase the authentic version of regional Australia to a broader audience. With a team of like-minded creatives, Bec produced an Australian series called ‘Homespun’ to show woolgrowers, shearers, shed staff and the local community in a modern way.

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Homespun - the new Australian series in a woolgrowing community Homespun - the new Australian series in a woolgrowing community

Homespun - the new Australian series in a woolgrowing community

- Episode 203 - November 19, 2021

Living on the Australian land in a regional communities is a fortunate and unique way of life. But how often do we see a true representation of our livelihoods on modern TV?

Producer Bec Bignell, formerly from Kojonup, has made it her mission to showcase the authentic version of regional Australia to a broader audience. With a team of like-minded creatives, Bec produced an Australian series called ‘Homespun’ to show woolgrowers, shearers, shed staff and the local community in a modern way.

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Voting online for the 2021 AWI AGM Voting online for the 2021 AWI AGM

Voting online for the 2021 AWI AGM

- Episode 202 - November 8, 2021

The COVID 19 pandemic continues to throw up challenges and postal delays in delivering voting papers in another. However, voting and indeed taking part in the 2021 AWI AGM is relatively easy. Hear AWI Company Secretary Jim Story walk you through it.

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Voting online for the 2021 AWI AGM Voting online for the 2021 AWI AGM

Voting online for the 2021 AWI AGM

- Episode 202 - November 8, 2021

The COVID 19 pandemic continues to throw up challenges and postal delays in delivering voting papers in another. However, voting and indeed taking part in the 2021 AWI AGM is relatively easy. Hear AWI Company Secretary Jim Story walk you through it.

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Carbon Accounting with new Nuffield scholar Carbon Accounting with new Nuffield scholar

Carbon Accounting with new Nuffield scholar

- Episode 201 - November 1, 2021

The latest AWI Nuffield scholar, Tasmanian woolgrower Collette Glazik is taking a deep dive into current carbon accounting methods for woolgrowers after a first-hand on farm experience was less than satisfactory.

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Carbon Accounting with new Nuffield scholar Carbon Accounting with new Nuffield scholar

Carbon Accounting with new Nuffield scholar

- Episode 201 - November 1, 2021

The latest AWI Nuffield scholar, Tasmanian woolgrower Collette Glazik is taking a deep dive into current carbon accounting methods for woolgrowers after a first-hand on farm experience was less than satisfactory.

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Make The Label Count; the most important wool campaign ever? Make The Label Count; the most important wool campaign ever?

Make The Label Count; the most important wool campaign ever?

- Episode 200 - October 20, 2021

We celebrate the double century by tackling one of the biggest issues to face the wool industry: European labelling laws that portray our fibre as bad for the environment.

Hear from IWTO Secretary General Dalena White about how the Make The Label Count campaign has already made some headway.

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Make The Label Count; the most important wool campaign ever? Make The Label Count; the most important wool campaign ever?

Make The Label Count; the most important wool campaign ever?

- Episode 200 - October 20, 2021

We celebrate the double century by tackling one of the biggest issues to face the wool industry: European labelling laws that portray our fibre as bad for the environment.

Hear from IWTO Secretary General Dalena White about how the Make The Label Count campaign has already made some headway.

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Kangaroo Island recovery, with a surprise Kangaroo Island recovery, with a surprise

Kangaroo Island recovery, with a surprise

- Episode 199 - October 8, 2021

One of the most distinctive woolgrowing regions in Australia was devastated by fires in early 2020. Its recovery is occurring at a great pace as it rebuilds stronger and better than ever and, it has a wonderful wool project on the agenda that will interest every single woolgrower in the country!

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Kangaroo Island recovery, with a surprise Kangaroo Island recovery, with a surprise

Kangaroo Island recovery, with a surprise

- Episode 199 - October 8, 2021

One of the most distinctive woolgrowing regions in Australia was devastated by fires in early 2020. Its recovery is occurring at a great pace as it rebuilds stronger and better than ever and, it has a wonderful wool project on the agenda that will interest every single woolgrower in the country!

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Shearing innovation: can catch + drag be eliminated? And the digital tally counter! Shearing innovation: can catch + drag be eliminated? And the digital tally counter!

Shearing innovation: can catch + drag be eliminated? And the digital tally counter!

- Episode 198 - October 1, 2021

Hear from the man behind the new sheep delivery system, bringing sheep right to the shearer on the board. What will it cost, when could it be available and who owns the technology? Glenn Haynes from the Shearing Contractors Association explains all.

Also Scott Leslie, the woolgrower creating a digital shearing tally counter, a Farmers2Founders success story. 

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Shearing innovation: can catch + drag be eliminated? And the digital tally counter! Shearing innovation: can catch + drag be eliminated? And the digital tally counter!

Shearing innovation: can catch + drag be eliminated? And the digital tally counter!

- Episode 198 - October 1, 2021

Hear from the man behind the new sheep delivery system, bringing sheep right to the shearer on the board. What will it cost, when could it be available and who owns the technology? Glenn Haynes from the Shearing Contractors Association explains all.

Also Scott Leslie, the woolgrower creating a digital shearing tally counter, a Farmers2Founders success story. 

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Containment/confinement feeding Containment/confinement feeding

Containment/confinement feeding

- Episode 197 - September 23, 2021

With so many added benefits from feeding stock this way, there is no surprise why so many growers now use this method to control their sheep production system. Hear the dos and don’t of containment feeding from those who have done it well.

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Containment/confinement feeding Containment/confinement feeding

Containment/confinement feeding

- Episode 197 - September 23, 2021

With so many added benefits from feeding stock this way, there is no surprise why so many growers now use this method to control their sheep production system. Hear the dos and don’t of containment feeding from those who have done it well.

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AWI Board Q+A and the school wether challenge AWI Board Q+A and the school wether challenge

AWI Board Q+A and the school wether challenge

- Episode 196 - September 17, 2021

We hear from two ends of the wool industry. A snapshot from the recent AWI Board question and answer session and then hear about the highly successful secondary school competition bringing kids a first-hand experience with Merinos at their schools.

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AWI Board Q+A and the school wether challenge AWI Board Q+A and the school wether challenge

AWI Board Q+A and the school wether challenge

- Episode 196 - September 17, 2021

We hear from two ends of the wool industry. A snapshot from the recent AWI Board question and answer session and then hear about the highly successful secondary school competition bringing kids a first-hand experience with Merinos at their schools.

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Breeding Leadership Breeding Leadership

Breeding Leadership

- Episode 195 - September 9, 2021

Breeding Leadership is one of the most popular programs AWI offers young people in the wool industry. Hear how this week long course has changed careers and lives with Amie L’Strange who runs a wool growing and stud business but also now sits on the NSW Producer Advisory Panel.

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Breeding Leadership Breeding Leadership

Breeding Leadership

- Episode 195 - September 9, 2021

Breeding Leadership is one of the most popular programs AWI offers young people in the wool industry. Hear how this week long course has changed careers and lives with Amie L’Strange who runs a wool growing and stud business but also now sits on the NSW Producer Advisory Panel.

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Woolpoll and a sheep handling legend Woolpoll and a sheep handling legend

Woolpoll and a sheep handling legend

- Episode 194 - September 3, 2021

Where does Australian Wool Innovation still need to improve to better service the woolgrowers who fund it?

Hear from the CEO, Stuart McCullough himself about the independent review of the organisation.

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Woolpoll and a sheep handling legend Woolpoll and a sheep handling legend

Woolpoll and a sheep handling legend

- Episode 194 - September 3, 2021

Where does Australian Wool Innovation still need to improve to better service the woolgrowers who fund it?

Hear from the CEO, Stuart McCullough himself about the independent review of the organisation.

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2021 Review of Performance 2021 Review of Performance

2021 Review of Performance

- Episode 193 - August 26, 2021

Where does Australian Wool Innovation still need to improve to better service the woolgrowers who fund it?

Hear from the CEO, Stuart McCullough himself about the independent review of the organisation.

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2021 Review of Performance 2021 Review of Performance

2021 Review of Performance

- Episode 193 - August 26, 2021

Where does Australian Wool Innovation still need to improve to better service the woolgrowers who fund it?

Hear from the CEO, Stuart McCullough himself about the independent review of the organisation.

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Farmers helping farmers Farmers helping farmers

Farmers helping farmers

- Episode 192 - August 19, 2021

Using a board structure, AgEDGE is like a cross between an advisor and a benchmarking group and is giving clarity to big and small farming decisions. Hear how it works.

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Farmers helping farmers Farmers helping farmers

Farmers helping farmers

- Episode 192 - August 19, 2021

Using a board structure, AgEDGE is like a cross between an advisor and a benchmarking group and is giving clarity to big and small farming decisions. Hear how it works.

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The UK and Europe post COVID: What for wool? The UK and Europe post COVID: What for wool?

The UK and Europe post COVID: What for wool?

- Episode 191 - August 12, 2021

With about a third of the Australian wool clip bought at retail in Europe, what does the re-opening of society in parts of Europe mean for wool demand and the future of our fibre?

Peter Ackroyd shared his extensive experience and knowledge in this vital market at this vital time.

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The UK and Europe post COVID: What for wool? The UK and Europe post COVID: What for wool?

The UK and Europe post COVID: What for wool?

- Episode 191 - August 12, 2021

With about a third of the Australian wool clip bought at retail in Europe, what does the re-opening of society in parts of Europe mean for wool demand and the future of our fibre?

Peter Ackroyd shared his extensive experience and knowledge in this vital market at this vital time.

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New AWI Chairman Jock Laurie New AWI Chairman Jock Laurie

New AWI Chairman Jock Laurie

- Episode 190 - August 5, 2021

With a strong track record with the National Farmers Federation and NSW farmers, new AWI Chairman Jock Laurie is first and foremost a farmer himself. In this extensive interview, hear Jock’s view of the current state of the wool industry, future prospects and challenges and why things look so bright for wool.

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New AWI Chairman Jock Laurie New AWI Chairman Jock Laurie

New AWI Chairman Jock Laurie

- Episode 190 - August 5, 2021

With a strong track record with the National Farmers Federation and NSW farmers, new AWI Chairman Jock Laurie is first and foremost a farmer himself. In this extensive interview, hear Jock’s view of the current state of the wool industry, future prospects and challenges and why things look so bright for wool.

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Ross Wells OAM Ross Wells OAM

Ross Wells OAM

- Episode 189 - July 30, 2021

A lifetime in Merinos, this stalwart of the industry explains why he believes the industry is at the greatest point in his long life so far.

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Ross Wells OAM Ross Wells OAM

Ross Wells OAM

- Episode 189 - July 30, 2021

A lifetime in Merinos, this stalwart of the industry explains why he believes the industry is at the greatest point in his long life so far.

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The world’s biggest fleece competition turns 20 The world’s biggest fleece competition turns 20

The world’s biggest fleece competition turns 20

- Episode 188 - July 23, 2021

The Australian Fleece Competition attracts hundreds of fleeces every year and has been doing so for 20 years. Measuring through both objective and subjective means it gives great feedback to woolgrowers.

We also head to Gippsland, a wool region in Victoria that has been through it all in recent years but now has a very bright looking future.

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The world’s biggest fleece competition turns 20 The world’s biggest fleece competition turns 20

The world’s biggest fleece competition turns 20

- Episode 188 - July 23, 2021

The Australian Fleece Competition attracts hundreds of fleeces every year and has been doing so for 20 years. Measuring through both objective and subjective means it gives great feedback to woolgrowers.

We also head to Gippsland, a wool region in Victoria that has been through it all in recent years but now has a very bright looking future.

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The next wool selling season; what’s the outlook? The next wool selling season; what’s the outlook?

The next wool selling season; what’s the outlook?

- Episode 187 - July 16, 2021

It’s the beginning of the new wool selling season, after a very interesting 12-18 months for the Australian wool market. With the EMI recovering over 60% since the pandemic low of 858ac in September ’20, AWI trade consultant Scott Carmody fills us on what’s driving Merino wool prices, where crossbred wools sit, and what the coming months may look like for Australian woolgrowers.  

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The next wool selling season; what’s the outlook? The next wool selling season; what’s the outlook?

The next wool selling season; what’s the outlook?

- Episode 187 - July 16, 2021

It’s the beginning of the new wool selling season, after a very interesting 12-18 months for the Australian wool market. With the EMI recovering over 60% since the pandemic low of 858ac in September ’20, AWI trade consultant Scott Carmody fills us on what’s driving Merino wool prices, where crossbred wools sit, and what the coming months may look like for Australian woolgrowers.  

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EU labelling problem EU labelling problem

EU labelling problem

- Episode 186 - July 8, 2021

In future, there will be product labels placed on all garments in Europe, informing consumers of the environmental impact of the garment on sale.

Current methodology measures wool and other natural fibres harshly compared to synthetic, man-made fibres. Hear how AWI and the IWTO are working to correct this.

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EU labelling problem EU labelling problem