Queensland-based producer Verity Morgan-Schmidt has been appointed the new steering group chair for the Sheep Sustainability Framework.
Work will begin in January on a long-awaited extension to Western Australia's State Barrier after native title issues were resolved.
Anxious farmers in the United Kingdom have been reassured Australian farm products won't immediately flood their markets with the coming free trade deal.
A veteran wool classer, who has notched up over half a century in the game, predicts a bright future for the industry.
Both lamb and sheep prices have succumbed to supply as the anticipated spring flush hits its sweet spot and saleyards swell.