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02 Sep 2016

How Prince Charles set fire to a pile of jumpers and buried others in a flowerbed to show why we should wear more woollen clothes

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He is well known for his passion for plants, but this may be the strangest crop the Prince of Wales has yet tried to raise. The Prince has disclosed how, in a curious experiment to establish the comparative qualities of wool and synthetic fibre, he buried two jumpers in a flower bed at Clarence House.

02 Sep 2016

Wool mulesing discounts to come 'sooner than later' as non-mulesed orders increase

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Substantial discounts will be applied to Australian wool from mulesed sheep "sooner than later" unless the industry implements a plan to phase out the flystrike preventative process, according to Italian processors.

09 Aug 2016

APVMA approves Bayer's Avenge for flystrike

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The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has today announced that Bayer's pour-on lousicide Avenge has now also been approved for blowfly control in short wool.

13 Jul 2016

Wool market indicator push

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An indicative micron price guide is being developed by Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) in an attempt to sustain current volumes of wool production.

24 May 2016

Greens visit dry Darling River and promise to push for Murray-Darling Basin Plan reform and irrigation licences

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The Greens have taken their campaign to the bush as farmers in south-west New South Wales prove the lower Darling River is so dry you can cook a lamb chop on it. Farmers from Pooncarie and Menindee shared their concerns around the river with Senator Richard Di Natale over a barbecue on the bed of the Darling River.

24 May 2016

River's history just a dry argument

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Where paddle steamers once plied the waters of the Darling River, there is now only sand. The empty banks lined with centry-old red gums cut through the boundary of Tolarno station like a giant excavation.

16 May 2016

Can't Sleep? The 7 Surprising Sleep Benefits Of Wool

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Trouble sleeping? Have you tried wool? It may surprise you to learn that nature's miracle material could be the key to a better night's sleep. Wool is a natural sleeping aid, so if you're not sleeping well, switching to wool bedding is one way to improve your snooze quality. Here's how...

21 Apr 2016

2016 Campaign For Wool presents The five freedoms of sheep

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As we've previously reported, The Campaign for Wool was initiated by HRH The Prince of Wales to highlight the natural, sustainable story of wool and improve understanding of the fibre's many attributes.

14 Apr 2016

AWI Strategic Plan Development 2016/17 to 2018/19

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The 2016/17 to 2018/19 Strategic Plan is the result of our consultation with woolgrowers, the guidance of the Board of Directors of Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI), and the priorities of both.

14 Apr 2016

Stakeholder consultation

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In consultation with stakeholders, AWI is developing its Strategic Plan for 2016/17 to 2018/19. The purpose of the Plan is to outline AWI's key investment priorities in research, development and marketing for the three years from 1 July 2016. In the lead up to the next WoolPoll, AWI will be measured against the targets set in the Plan, through the independent Review of Performance.

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