Numbers declined with producers preparing for the upcoming harvest of winter crops but quality lines were in demand.
Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman significant power in deciding who is elected to the board has triggered woolgrower unease, resulting in a desperate pitch from the industry’s chief.
Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has rejected allegations the industry group was not spending enough money on genetic evaluation due to his perceived conflict of interest.
Crossbred young ewe prices surged to a mouth-watering $314 a head at Corowa, NSW sale yards on Thursday.
Queensland Senator Barry O’Sullivan is calling for an investigation into Australian Wool Innovation.
Former Australian Wool Innovation executive Paul Swan is raking-in an estimated $3000 a day in private consulting fees to the industry body.
AWI chairman Wal Merriman can control up to half the votes cast at board elections, as Senates Estimates reveal the chairman’s powerful grip on woolgrower voting.
The even line of rams offered by Wimmera stud West Wail was reflected in a total clearance of 100 White Suffolk rams.
The reported dysfunction of Australian Wool Innovation in recent weeks is behind calls for a review into the Research and Development Corporation model.