Made from their own Merino flock wool, Wellington district's Smith family is to launch their own LoveMerino brand wool scarves.
ORDERS for Chinese Government uniforms are driving the fine wool prices on the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), while a supply drought of bales sparks a market rally.
WHEN it comes to the increasing consumer demand for sustainable wool production one of Australia’s leading wool-marketing organisations, Jemalong Wool, adheres to market signals.
Woolbrokers believe the record high declaration of animal welfare practices in wool production has been triggered by consumer pressure and a move to value-add clips.
Merinos remain a “fantastic” option in a mixed farming operation, says AgPro Management’s Ed Riggall, Narrikup, via Mount Barker, Western Australia.
Peak farm groups say Victoria's electronic identification system for sheep and goats in Victoria must remain mob-based.
Growers are shearing three times in two years and even four times in three years to maximise the value of their woolclips.
When the New Zealand wool industry was being crippled by the fluctuating prices in the 1990s, growers banded together to redefine the industry’s business model in order to survive.