‘Money talks’ is the reasoning behind a surge in SustainaWOOL accredited farms, as price premiums lure 700 farms to join the integrity scheme in two years.
MORE than $170 million of wool has been sold in the last fortnight as prices hit uncharted levels at a record-breaking 1681 cents a kilogram.
Australian Wool Innovation has been accused of exploiting loopholes in the industry’s constitution amid revelations of excessive professional development spending.
CAMPAIGNS to disrupt the power-block on the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board are underway as the industry group’s voluntary gag placed on the mulesing debate is removed.
AN exclusive long-term contract has whet the appetite of a European fabric makers who is turning to Australian superfine woolgrowers to feed the growing luxury demand.
AUSTRALIA’S wool export industry has weighed-in on the Australia Wool Innovation saga, criticising the industry group for claiming responsibility for current wool prices.
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.
In response to Annabelle Cleeland’s article – “Dr Swan’s lucrative flight from AWI’s nest”, posted on Farmonline of the 26th of October 2017.
Queensland Senator Barry O’Sullivan is calling for an investigation into Australian Wool Innovation.