AS record breaking wool prices flush supply out of storage, Australia’s bullish wool market remains a long way from the famous 1950s where wool was worth a pound for a pound.
South Australia’s Allan Piggott, Moorlands, is the captain of the nation’s new peak sheep body which has undergone a major overhaul.
History would suggest controversy within the wool industry has been around since the first sheep landed on the colonial shores.
South Australian woolgrower Richard Halliday has been reappointed as WoolProducers Australia president.
‘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.