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13 April 2015
Wool Industry Hits Back at PETA Campaign
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s wool industry has slammed animal rights activists for a "misrepresentative" campaign against sheep shearing....
09 April 2015
US Lamb Should Differentiate From Other Red Meats
US – Trends for more natural meat rearing processes could be a shot in the arm for America’s lamb sector, according to a North Dakota State University agricultural economist....
07 April 2015
Australian Wool Market Targets US
AUSTRALIA – Wool consumption follows economic activity and Australian wool traders are keeping an eye on the US for its potential as the world’s second wool market....
31 March 2015
Firm Wool Markets Put 88 Cents on Wool Year on Year
AUSTRALIA – Current strong trends in the wool market held steady last week ahead of the Easter break....
17 March 2015
More Buying Interests Ignites Australian Wool
AUSTRALIA – Wool markets recovered last week lifting seven cents after greater interest from Chinese buyers....
11 March 2015
Smaller Flock Set to Bring Short-term Rise in Australian Prices
AUSTRALIA – A short term production slump will drive up prices for Australia’s sheep sector as the industry commences a national flock rebuilding programme....
China Bought More Wool in January
CHINA – China’s January wool buying grew in volume but dropped in value year-on-year, says Australia Wool Innovation (AWI)....
Strengthening the Direct Link Between Small-Scale Farmers and Public Institutions
AFRICA - An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale...
10 March 2015
Australian Wool Market "Cautious"
AUSTRALIA – Wool markets ran “cautiously” in Australia lasts week amid slow take up from China after the Chinese New Year....
02 March 2015
"Admirable" Wool Markets Weather Storm
AUSTRALIA – Wool auctions resisted a storm of typically detrimental market factors to only inch lower at the week’s close....
20 February 2015
Wool Prices Hold Through Chinese New Year
AUSTRALIA – Wool sales showed “surprising resilience” to higher volumes this week with Australian prices holding at current levels....
09 January 2015
Wool Prices Start 2015 Unchanged
AUSTRALIA – Australian wool prices started 2015 where they left off before Christmas, report Australian analysts....
30 December 2014
Government Support for Sheep Industry Programme
CANADA - The Canadian government has granted C$29,700 to the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia to help implement a programme to control parasites and create safe handling systems for...
29 December 2014
Call to Keep Control of Dogs on Country Walks This Christmas
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) is calling for dog owners to keep close control of their dogs while out and about over the holiday period....
Practical Tips to Help Livestock Farmers Turn over New Leaf in 2015
UK - It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about making New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf....
Texels Making their Mark in 2014
UK - An international theme with British Texel Genetics making their mark down under kicked the year off as British Texel Genetics also shone at Paris Show, a fitting start to the 40th anniversary...
18 December 2014
Sheep Lamb Prices Strong in 2014
AUSTRALIA - Following the hottest spring on record, summer 2013-14 was warmer than average for Australia and coinciding with this was another season of ‘below average’ rainfall for the eastern...
15 December 2014
Wool Markets End Year Positively For Merino
AUSTRALIA – Wool auctions closed for the year on a “highly encouraging note” following a large offering....
Northern Irish Texels Show Strength in Scotland
UK - The strength and quality of Texel breeding in Northern Ireland was demonstrated clearly at this year’s Scottish National Sale, Lanark, with Northern Irish breeders having a hand in all...
12 December 2014
Meat and Wool Production Calculator gets Farmers Thinking
NEW ZEALAND - A new online tool to encourage sheep farmers to think about production in a different way has been launched by Beef and Lamb New Zealand....
08 December 2014
New Training to Improve On-farm Productivity
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has teamed up with Open Polytechnic to provide specialist agribusiness training for sheep and beef farmers....
03 December 2014
Calls to Target Cashmere Fraudsters
HONG KONG – More should be done to clamp down on vendors mislabelling fine fibre products and Cashmere, a world forum heard....
27 November 2014
New App Simplifies Flock Management
AUSTRALIA – Millions of dollars of research has been put in woolgrowers’ hands by a new flock management App....
24 November 2014
Sheep Shearing Course at Purdue Next Month
US – Budding US sheep shearers have the chance to hone their skills at Purdue University next month....
20 November 2014
EBLEX Highlights Modern Sheep Genetics on World Stage
GERMANY - A record breaking number of six sheep breeds were represented on the joint EBLEX and British Livestock Genetics stand at the major Eurotier show....
17 November 2014
China to Buy More Australian Wool
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s wool industry is set to benefit from a new Free Trade Agreement which will reduce tariff burdens and increase product to China....
10 November 2014
Study Highlights Benefits of Investing in Shearingshed
AUSTRALIA – Extensive training for shearers and woolhandlers pays off and benefits everyone, a cost-benefit analysis has shown....
30 October 2014
Texels Drive Genetic Innovation in UK Sheep Industry
UK - Tackling one of the UK sheep industry’s most underestimated health problems, mastitis, will be easier in future thanks to pioneering new research being undertaken by the British Texel...
21 October 2014
Body Condition Score Key to Weight of Lambs Weaned
UK - Ewe body condition score and weight at mating has a carryover effect on subsequent weaning weights, according to the early findings of a pilot project on sheep Key Performance Indicators...
Texels Lead Way at Countryside Live
UK - Texel lambs were to the fore at the first primestock show of the season, Countryside Live, Harrogate, with purebred Dutch Texels winning both the championship and the reserve championship...

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