News Archive - 2010

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25 Jun 2010 Productivity Commission submission June 2010 View

The Australian Wool Growers Association was formed in 1996 to represent woolgrowers and be a strong and independent voice. AWGA is unique among farmer representative organisations as it has a “wool and sheep only” focus...

18 Jun 2010 AWI board director speaks out against mulesing deadlines View

A board member of the wool industry's research, development and marketing organisation is questioning concerns from US retailers over Australia's progress on the mulesing issue. Australian Wool Innovation director Chick Olsson, who claims to speak on behalf of the industry, says growers won't put up with any more deadlines.

31 May 2010

Sheep and lamb prices setting records

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Livestock agents are warning sheep and lamb prices could go even higher, despite record sales in some markets. Surging sheepmeat prices and a shortage of stock are seeing breeding ewes regularly sell for more than $200 each...
28 May 2010 Rains encourage switch to sheep View

Good autumn rains in south-eastern Australia have many livestock farmers looking to increase their stock numbers. Strong prices and a positive industry have many farmers choosing sheep over beef, as they ramp up their businesses...

25 May 2010

Woolgrowers welcome AWI decision to appoint McCullough

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Woolgrowers have welcomed the decision by the Board of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) to appoint Stuart McCullough as Chief Executive Officer, according to the Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA)...
04 May 2010 Interview with Erik Autor of the NRF on the AWI website View

You may have already seen the NRF interview on the AWI website that we discussed in the meeting last week. As we mentioned during the meeting, we’re more than happy to provide copies of the file for you to post on your own websites to ensure more are able to see the interview. If you are wishing to do so, please get in contact with Marius Cuming, AWI’s Media Manager...

30 April 2010 Australia buys more time to end mulesing View

Australian woolgrowers have bought more time to resolve a standoff over sheep mulesing with export customers and animal welfare groups. Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) hosted US National Retail Federation (NRF) deputy vice president Erik Autor's visit to Australia this week, where he met woolgrowers, researchers and government representatives...

12 Apr 2010 Government intervention would damage wool industry revival View
The Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) supports the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Tony Burke, in his reluctance for Government intervention with Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)...
31 Mar 2010 Wool levy payers don't want interference from government View
The Federal Agriculture minister Tony Burke gave a very clear message to Australian Wool Innovation that they needed to get their house in order...
02 Mar 2010 Wool to surge in 2010‐11 View
Wool is in for a stellar year, with the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics tipping a 6 per cent rise in the price. The Eastern Market Indicator, the industry's benchmark, could average 920 cents a kilo...
28 Jan 2010

Royalty gets behind the international wool industry

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Charles, the Prince of Wales, has jumped behind the international wool industry, launching a scheme that will attempt to increase the price of wool...
 
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