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21 Nov 2014

AWGA slams AWI spending

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"AWI continues to fail in addressing the key issues which threaten our industry."

21 Nov 2014

Australian Wool Innovation draws down on reserves to fund marketing, research

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Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has drawn down $14 million on its reserves in the past financial year to pay for marketing and research.

19 Nov 2014

Lamb demand intensifies as TFI goes to 480c/kg on grid

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Competition for quality lambs intensified this week with national processor Thomas Foods International lifting their lamb grid price to 480c/kg for early December delivery.

11 Oct 2014

He is the Prince of Sales

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Prince George sparks craze for wool baby clothes as parents rush to copy toddler royal's style.

09 Oct 2014

WIAA 100 Cocktails

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The inaugural WIAA 100 forum cocktail party at the Melbourne Recital Centre on October 7, 2014.

09 Oct 2014

Letter to the Editor

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AWI research deserves encouragement. Recently AWI's on farm research team finalised some highly valuable work that has the potential to increase effective kill rates on wild dog populations.

05 Oct 2014

Prince Charles boosts Britain's Wool Industry

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Prince Charles is being hailed as the Prince of Wools for helping to revitalise one of the industries that made the country great.

29 Sep 2014

Wild dog control is possible with concerted effort

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While wild dogs remain a scourge for sheep producers across Australia, results from Australian Wool Innovation's Community Wild Dog Control Initiative show progress is possible when protecting the national flock from wild dogs.

24 Sep 2014

WIAA News - conference booklet

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We are pleased to share with you the conference booklet for the WIAA National Forum that outlines a full list of speakers and the day's events.

20 Sep 2014

Sonoma County sheep rancher develops wool niche

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Valley Ford, Calif. Joe Pozzi knows sheep. Over the past 20 years he's been processing, producing and selling his locally sourced wool to produce natural products for the home.

17 Sep 2014

Prices, pests, productivity: wool's woes

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Wool Producers Australia (WPA) has given the industry a far from glowing report in its annual review, with lacklustre prospects for superfine wool and wild dog predation both major concerns.

15 Sep 2014

WIAA News

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We are pleased to announce our first round of speakers and panellists for the #WIAA2014 national forum being hosted by Emerald Grain and Fairfax Agricultural Media in Melbourne on Tuesday 7 October 2014.

10 Sep 2014

Reaching out to beat the black dog

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AS the rural community reels at the tragic news of an apparent family murder-suicide on a Riverina farm, Suicide Prevention Australia is encouraging everyone to "reach out and connect" on World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) today.

9 Sep 2014

aden + anais partners with The Woolmark Company to release a Pure Merino Muslin collection

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Using materials certified by The Woolmark Company, US-based babywear brand aden + anais is taking luxury to the next level with their new Pure Merino Muslin collection.

14 Aug 2014

Big beyondblue bus NSW road trip

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THE Big Blue bus will be visiting Western NSW next week as part of beyondblue's National Roadshow. Beyondblue's bus tour will cover more than 30,000 kilometres across NSW, starting off with a stop in Bathurst next Monday August 18.

12 Aug 2014

Electronic tag opponents unite ahead of ABARES report

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Farmer groups and stock agents across Australia today restated their opposition to mandatory electronic tagging of sheep and goats, reiterating support for mob-based visual tag identification.

6 Aug 2014

How I would kill dogs

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For the past 10 years, we have seen migrations of wild dogs across all parts of Australia, and in most cases have only been able to 'admire' the problem.

23 July 2014

'Outrage expert' finds Joyce's PETA position one-sided

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Australia's wool industry and its supporters would gain nothing and lose much by focusing on disapproval of PETA's methods in filming shearer abuse of sheep, a world outrage expert has suggested.

17 July 2014

RSPCA says PETA is not 'fair dinkum'

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The CEO of the New South Wales RSPCA has slammed the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for delaying the release of animal cruelty footage. Steve Coleman says without this information being passed on to his organisation, or the police, those perpetrating the abuse cannot be prosecuted.

17 July 2014

Tri-Solfen could be available for shearers to use during wound stitching in the next 12 months - for 15 to 30c a procedure, says Animal Ethics

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Administering pain relief for sheep during wound stitching could cost as little as 15 cents per procedure. Animal Ethics, the company which developed anaesthetic/antiseptic Tri-Solfen alongside partner Bayer, says work is under way to make the drug available more accessible to shearers.

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