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15 Dec 2007

New target means more Australian wool

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The influential Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) is urging woolgrowers to start rebuilding the Australian sheep flock, following the recent changes to the leadership of the Australian wool industry...
26 Sep 2007

The ‘departure’ of Brenda McGahan

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Is there no end to AWI’s ability to score own goals, to the detriment of the Australian woolgrower and the international wool industry?...

24 Sep 2007 Time for mulesing common sense

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The Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) is calling for commonsense solutions to the current Mulesing issue. AWGA Chairman Martin Oppenheimer says “Animal welfare should be the prime consideration in the development of any mulesing alternatives, followed then by practicality, effectiveness & cost.”...
12 Sep 2007 Australian Wool Innovation needs to save Brenda McGahan not sack her View
The influential Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) is calling for Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) Chairman Ian McLachlan to state clearly his intentions for Woolmark Executive Director Brenda McGahan in the newly integrated AWI and Woolmark company...
11 Sep 2007 Japanese wool giant closes Brokers Concerned View
In a move that has shocked the wool industry, one of the world's leading wool traders will close down within six months...
10 Sep 2007

Australian wool innovation board out of touch again

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Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) says the current Board of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is out of touch with the real circumstances facing the Australian wool industry...
10 Sep 2007 Major Player to exit industry View
In a major blow for Australian wool sales, major Japanese customer Itochu Wool will be dissolved...
20 Aug 2007 MLA forecast: Lamb outlook remains bright View
The national sheep flock has declined by an estimated 23 million head or 21 percent in the last six years, from 111 million head in June 2001 to an estimated 88 million in June 2007...
01 Jul 2007 Wool Industry relief as AWI legal case finishes - New direction policy needed View
With news that a settlement has been reached between AWI and extremist animal rights group PETA, AWGA has extended congratulations to those parts of the AWI board that finally agreed to end this protracted and expensive legal farce...
19 Jun 2007 Rebuild Australian sheep flock to 120 million View
AWGA rejects claims in Rural Press weekly newspapers that the Australian flock should fall to 80 million. AWGA Chairman Martin Oppenheimer is adamant that if Australia creates a new wool industry vision & sustainable strategy, that employs recently proven retail sales programs, then industry decline can be reversed...
09 May 2007 An update on the Australian Wool Industry by AWGA Director C Olsson View
Over the past 5 years, the wool industry has undergone very difficult times. The reason for wool’s survival is because of the demand and price for sheep meats. Over the past three years, Lamb prices have saved our wool industry, at a time when wool prices virtually collapsed...
22 Mar 2007 Sydney Morning Herald coverage View
Mulesing saves sheep from blowfly strike but is often seen as cruel. Daniel Lewis reports on smart new methods to replace it by 2010...
15 Mar 2007 Farmers wary over mulesing deadline View
THE wool industry fears a backlash from retailers over concerns the pledge to end mulesing by 2010 will not be met...
28 Feb 2007

McLachlan continues to kill confidence

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Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) Chairman McLachlan continues to kill the confidence of woolgrowers following his statement that “You cannot convince anyone that mulesing is not cruel” (Weekly Times 21.2.07).
27 Feb 2007 Response to AWGA's 'mulesing solution' View
In response to the press release distributed by the Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) Mulesing solution in front of their eyes (26 February 2007); AWI Chairman, Ian McLachlan made the following statement:...
26 Feb 2007

Mulesing solution in front of their eyes

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Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) does not support statements made by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) Chairman McLachlan that “You cannot convince anyone that mulesing is not cruel” (Weekly Times 21.2.07), yet AWI does not support commercially available pain management solutions...
 
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