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AWEX EMI 1107 -
Micron 17 1610 -2
Micron 18 1454 -11
Micron 19 1357 -4
Micron 20 1301 +3
Micron 21 1284 +8
Micron 22 1281n +6
Micron 26 551n -13
Micron 28 368 -17
Micron 30 333 -7
Micron 32 290n +2
MCar 677 -13

Training & Extension

Australian Wool Innovation works to support the growth and development of the Australian wool industry by providing skills training, educational resources and programs, leadership initiatives and practical workshops for woolgrowers and wool industry professionals.

Through our state-based woolgrower networks and collaboration with industry experts and organisations, we provide support and opportunities to the stakeholders in the industry, from established woolgrowers and shearers to the next generation, to enhance their expertise and adoption of innovation.

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Thank you for ordering a Shed Safety Signage Kit.
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Australian Wool Innovation works to support the growth and development of the Australian wool industry by providing skills training, educational resources and programs, leadership initiatives and practical workshops for woolgrowers and wool industry professionals.
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Biosecurity Risk Assessment
This biosecurity risk assessment tool should only be used as a general aid and is not a substitute for specific advice. To the extent permitted by law, AWI excludes all liability for loss or damage arising from the use of the information in this tool.
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Post-Farm Biosecurity
The Australian wool industry had a robust strategy to minimise the potential trade impacts on the industry if an outbreak of an Emergency Animal Disease was to occur in Australia.
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Sheep Yards
Sheep yards are at the heart of a sheep handling system, and require thought and care in their design and construction.
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Grower Networks
We have community-based education groups in each wool growing state are open to all local woolgrowers. These grower networks are fundamental to the spread of new ideas, continuing education and the adoption of best practice.
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Shearing Shed Design
Australian Wool Innovation recently collaborated with shearing contractor and woolgrower, Hilton Barrett, to design a shearing shed that provides positive outcomes for the shearing team, the wool producer and the sheep.
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As COVID-19 spreads throughout Australia, woolgrowers should be proactive and put plans in place to ensure that their farming operations, staff and contractors, family and friends are as protected as possible.
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Providing free training for novice, improver and professional shearers and woolhandlers we work to promote best practise in wool harvesting through our regional coaching program and extensive training resources.
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Best practice preparation for shearing
Preparing your flock properly will help ensure a successful harvesting of your sheep’s wool. AWI has prepared some advice for woolgrowers to consider prior to shearing.
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Bushfires - Livestock Safety and Recovery
Here is information about bushfire preparation and recovery for livestock.

  

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Your Future in Wool

Are you looking for a career where you can play a key role in a more sustainable world, while building lifelong connections in a global community? Do you want a career where you can: make friends, travel, work outdoors, or indoors, in rural regions or some of the world’s most exciting cities?

In this booklet, you can explore the diversity of roles within the wool industry, the pathways you can follow to embark upon a career that interests you and investigate the skills, knowledge, attitude and experience you need to excel in this exciting and complex global industry.

  

Shearing & Woolhandling

AWI aims to offer a pathway to enter the industry and provide a structured and accountable training model, attracting the next generation and retaining these new entrants for a sustainable wool harvesting workforce.

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Training Resources
Providing free training for novice, improver and professional shearers and woolhandlers we work to promote best practise in wool harvesting through our regional coaching program and extensive training resources.
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Clip Preparation
Preparing your wool clip is an important task that affects the quality of the wool clip and ultimately the final price receive.
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Market Transparency
The National Wool Declaration (NWD) creates transparency and choice in the marketplace for retailers and suppliers wanting information on welfare.
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Post-Farm Biosecurity
The Australian wool industry had a robust strategy to minimise the potential trade impacts on the industry if an outbreak of an Emergency Animal Disease was to occur in Australia.
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Competitions and Support
These competitions promote excellence and professionalism within the Australian shearing industry and encourage young people to join the industry.
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Wool Harvesting Resources Hub
Australian Wool Innovation works to support the growth and development of the Australian wool industry by providing skills training, educational resources and programs, leadership initiatives and practical workshops for woolgrowers and wool industry professionals.
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Shearing Shed Safety

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and WA Shearing Industry Association (WASIA) have developed a new program to improve safety in shearing sheds.

SafeSheds, The Shearing Shed Safety Program is a new best practice guide and assessment resource which has been developed with input from right across the industry.

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