Blowflies are becoming more resistant to chemicals as Australian Wool Innovation steps up search for an alternatives to mulesing.
A new video campaign extolling the the virtues of wearing wool and featuring American film legend Anjelica Huston has hit a couple of snags.
Wool sales resumed on a lower note across the nation on Wednesday, shedding most of last week's gains.
Italian luxury clothing maker, Loro Piana, says Australia has been too slow to find alternatives to mulesing.
Overall, the wool market was quoted 20c/kg dearer in local currency, but in US dollars the increase was only 2c/kg higher.