We take a look back at some of the moments that have made news during Wal Merriman's time as AWI chairman.
National Sheep & Wool Writer
Annabelle Cleeland is Fairfax Media’s national sheep and wool writer. Annabelle joined the Fairfax team in 2012 to nurture her love of Australian agriculture. She began as the Victorian western district reporter at Stock & Land before taking on a senior position as a journalist reporting on all industries statewide. Annabelle’s appetite to report on issues which affect the sheep and wool industry has seen her travel to many parts of Australia and abroad. She is excited to spin industry yarns during a period of substantial demand for the sheepmeat and wool industries. Annabelle enjoys horse riding and climbing mountains, and is a lazy supporter of the Geelong Football Club.
The Crawford family of Sierra Park, Victoria Valley, has been crowned with the prestigious Vitale Barberis Canonico Wool Excellence Award for 2018.
Australian sheep farmers are cashing in on historic meat and wool prices, as average farm income for the sector hits a 20-year high of $170,000 this financial year.
Woolgrowers and taxpayers financed nearly $75,000 for a six-week study trip for Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) chief executive Stuart McCullough in the United States, it has been revealed.
There are still no answers as to how to rebuild trust in Australian Wool Innovation's board election process.
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