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Inaugural Australian Wool Industry Medal Recipients Announced

24 August 2017
The Federation of Australian Wool Organisations Inc. (FAWO) this evening announced the inaugural recipients of the Australian Wool Industry Medal. The Medal recognises men and women who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool industry. The recipients are: Ms Nan Allison, VIC Mr Robert Carter, WA Mr Rod Franklyn, VIC Mr Athol Frederick, VIC Ms Sally Martin, NSW Mr Wal Merriman, NSW Dr Peter Morgan, VIC Mr Geoff Power, SA Mr Robert Ryan OAM, NSW Mr Barry Walker…

Australian Wool Industry Medal Launched

07 April 2017
The Federation of Australian Wool Organisations Inc. (FAWO) today announced the launch of the Australian Wool Industry Medal to recognise men and women who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool industry. The award was announced by the FAWO Chairman, Robert Ryan OAM, at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on 7 April 2017. The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce, supported the initiative in a statement made today. Minister Joyce said…

Emergency Animal Disease Preparedness RD&E Strategy

05 April 2017
This document outlines a research, development and extension (RD&E) strategy to minimise the potential trade impacts on the Australian wool industry arising from emergency animal disease (EAD) outbreaks. The goal of the Australian Wool Industry Emergency Animal Disease Preparedness RD&E Strategy 2016/17-2018/19 is to develop and maintain a high level of preparedness in the Australian wool industry by: Maximising time- and cost-effectiveness of the Government/industry response; Minimising…
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Wool bales’ FMD protection unveiled

10 March 2017
A PROTOYPE wool bale sterilizer has been unveiled to industry leaders in a bid to prepare the trade from impacts arising from emergency animal disease outbreaks. The Bale Sprayer is housed in a 20 foot high-cube shipping container and can spray bales suspected of bio-hazards within 10 seconds. It is a biosecurity measure being explored by Federation of Australian Wool Organisations and Australian Wool Innovation to assist in reducing the spread of a disease during an emergency animal disease…

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The Art of Wool Exhibition
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The Art of Wool Exhibition

11 September 2017
The must-see fashion-art exhibition The Art of Wool has arrived in Geelong, being hosted at the National Wool Museum. Initially launching back in 2015 at Armidale's New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), The Art of Wool has gone on to find success in regional cities across Australia including Hamilton, Dubbo and Albury. The Art of Wool exhibition is proudly presented by The Woolmark Company - a subsidiary of Australian Wool Innovation - along with NERAM and has been assisted by the Australian…
Beyond the Bale
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AWI Beyond the Bale

01 September 2017
Beyond the Bale is published by Australian Wool Innovation Ltd (AWI), a company funded by Australian woolgrowers and the Australian Government. AWI’s goal is to help increase the demand for wool by actively selling Australian wool and its attributes through investments in marketing, innovation and R&D – from farm to fashion and interiors.
Wool Tops the Charts with Wool4School 2017
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Wool Tops the Charts with Wool4School 2017

24 August 2017
Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Sia and Taylor Swift are among the many superstars Australian school students have been designing for as part of the Wool4School competition. Now in its seventh year, Wool4School invites students to think about the versatility of various wool fabrics as part of a creative design of their own. In 2017, students were invited to design an onstage outfit for their favourite musician with access to an extensive resource library and free samples of both knitted…

Australian Wool Production Stabilises at Higher Level

18 August 2017
The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) maintained its forecast of shorn wool production for the 2017/18 season at 340 million kilograms greasy, the same as its final estimate for production in 2016/17. Committee Chairman, Russell Pattinson said that “after the excellent seasonal conditions experienced across Australia for some or all of 2016/17, conditions have become more mixed. Seasonal conditions in some regions including much of Victoria and the south-east of South…

AWTA Key Test Data August 2017

01 August 2017
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for August 2017 compared with the same period last season are: +2.5%, +0.5% and +0.3% respectively. The progressive comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for July 2017 – August 2017 compared with the same period last season are: +8.4%, +5.2% and +4.7% respectively.

AWEX BOARDtalk June 2017 Edition

01 June 2017
BOARDtalk is the Woolclasser Newsletter published by AWEX and distributed to over 20,000 Woolclassers and businesses in the wool industry, including brokers, exporters and classing houses. BOARDtalk contains current and relevant topics which ensure that woolclassers have the latest information at their fingertips.

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