AWI urges growers to maintain 2pc levy

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) has launched the 2015 WoolPoll with an appeal to woolgrowers to vote for a two per cent levy to continue.
AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) has launched the 2015 WoolPoll with an appeal to woolgrowers to vote for a two per cent levy to continue.
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THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra. THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra.
LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season. LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season.
CALLS to impose a voluntary industry suspension on Australia's live cattle trade to Vietnam have been roundly rejected. CALLS to impose a voluntary industry suspension on Australia's live cattle trade to Vietnam have been roundly rejected.
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September. 
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September.
Gippsland farmers welcomed widespread rain yesterday, with falls up to 75mm across the region and averaging 50mm.
28 Aug 15 Gippsland farmers welcomed widespread rain yesterday, with falls up to 75mm across the region and averaging 50mm.
SUSTAINABLE production is a fine balance between the livestock needs and the land's needs.
27 Aug 15 SUSTAINABLE production is a fine balance between the livestock needs and the land's needs.
ANIMALS have been front and centre of Wendy Parish's life since she was a child growing up on her parents' dairy farm near Colac in south-west Victoria.
27 Aug 15 ANIMALS have been front and centre of Wendy Parish's life since she was a child growing up on her parents' dairy farm near Colac in south-west Victoria.
AN equine influenza outbreak in 2007 triggered Rebecca Stacey to kick-start a career in agriculture.
27 Aug 15 AN equine influenza outbreak in 2007 triggered Rebecca Stacey to kick-start a career in agriculture.
Store cattle prices tracked higher at Kyneton on Wednesday.
Prices paid varied from 320 to 400 cents a kilogram liveweight for steers and 280-340c/kg lwt for heifers while cows with calves at-foot (CAF) made to $1780 per outfit.
27 Aug 15 Store cattle prices tracked higher at Kyneton on Wednesday. Prices paid varied from 320 to 400 cents a kilogram liveweight for steers and 280-340c/kg lwt for heifers while cows with...
A VICTORIAN grains chemist, Dr Joe Panozzo, has been awarded the prestigious Farrer Memorial Medal for his innovative research, which has resulted in improvements in plant breeding programs.
27 Aug 15 A VICTORIAN grains chemist, Dr Joe Panozzo, has been awarded the prestigious Farrer Memorial Medal for his innovative research, which has resulted in improvements in plant breeding programs.
PRIME lamb producers may eventually be forced to adopt electronic tagging of their animals, according to a leading southern Victorian grazier.
27 Aug 15  5 PRIME lamb producers may eventually be forced to adopt electronic tagging of their animals, according to a leading southern Victorian grazier.
TASMANIAN researchers have made encouraging progress on improving the heart smart properties of lamb.
25 Aug 15  1 TASMANIAN researchers have made encouraging progress on improving the heart smart properties of lamb.
AUSTRALIAN Bankers' Association (ABA) chief executive officer Steven Münchenberg, says it's time a farm debt mediation scheme is rolled out nationally.
25 Aug 15 AUSTRALIAN Bankers' Association (ABA) chief executive officer Steven Münchenberg, says it's time a farm debt mediation scheme is rolled out nationally.
AUSTRALIA'S competition watchdog is keeping a close eye on foreign investment in the country's irrigation schemes, according to one of its commissioners.
24 Aug 15  1 AUSTRALIA'S competition watchdog is keeping a close eye on foreign investment in the country's irrigation schemes, according to one of its commissioners.
EXPORT processor Thomas Foods International (TFI) was the dominant competitor for heavy cattle at Ballarat’s monthly store cattle sale on Friday
24 Aug 15 EXPORT processor Thomas Foods International (TFI) was the dominant competitor for heavy cattle at Ballarat’s monthly store cattle sale on Friday
PARAGUAY'S Francisco Ferreira was busy learning about the lay of the land at the Melbourne wool stores last week.
23 Aug 15 PARAGUAY'S Francisco Ferreira was busy learning about the lay of the land at the Melbourne wool stores last week.
FLOCK biosecurity is at the forefront of Gippsland Merino breeders minds, which prevents the spreading of pest and disease and protects clients' property from costly infection.
23 Aug 15 FLOCK biosecurity is at the forefront of Gippsland Merino breeders minds, which prevents the spreading of pest and disease and protects clients' property from costly infection.
THE wool industry came together this week to make a $14,000 heartfelt donation to Life's Little Treasure Foundation – a national charity dedicated to helping families of sick and premature babies.
22 Aug 15 THE wool industry came together this week to make a $14,000 heartfelt donation to Life's Little Treasure Foundation – a national charity dedicated to helping families of sick and...
FOR John Boyd, breeding superfine Merinos is about marrying the country to the sheep.
22 Aug 15 FOR John Boyd, breeding superfine Merinos is about marrying the country to the sheep.
WHITE, well nourished and heavy fleeces growing on large bodied sheep are proudly the outcome of decades of breeding at Stockton.
22 Aug 15 WHITE, well nourished and heavy fleeces growing on large bodied sheep are proudly the outcome of decades of breeding at Stockton.
AN outstanding draft of dispersal Angus cows with autumn drop Angus calves sold to a $2300 high at Casterton cattle sale last Thursday.
21 Aug 15 AN outstanding draft of dispersal Angus cows with autumn drop Angus calves sold to a $2300 high at Casterton cattle sale last Thursday.
SOLID prices and good quality store cattle were the order of the day at Mount Gambier, SA, combined agents monthly store sale on Friday.
21 Aug 15 SOLID prices and good quality store cattle were the order of the day at Mount Gambier, SA, combined agents monthly store sale on Friday.
The past week has seen circumstances shift in favour of processors, factoring in a combination of increased supplies of new-season lambs and plainer quality drafts of old lambs.
21 Aug 15 The past week has seen circumstances shift in favour of processors, factoring in a combination of increased supplies of new-season lambs and plainer quality drafts of old lambs.
FATHER and son team, Terry and Wayne Scholz rose before the crack of dawn last week to make the long trip from Pleasant Hills, NSW, to Melbourne to watch their wool being sold.
21 Aug 15 FATHER and son team, Terry and Wayne Scholz rose before the crack of dawn last week to make the long trip from Pleasant Hills, NSW, to Melbourne to watch their wool being sold.
Innovation and productivity gains in agriculture were topics of discussion at the East Gippsland Beef Conference on Monday.
21 Aug 15 Innovation and productivity gains in agriculture were topics of discussion at the East Gippsland Beef Conference on Monday.
UNCERTAINTY over a dairy consortium with international links eyeing off Western District farms has been addressed in State Parliament.
21 Aug 15 UNCERTAINTY over a dairy consortium with international links eyeing off Western District farms has been addressed in State Parliament.
Times are changing and so are the ways producers market their stock.
20 Aug 15 Times are changing and so are the ways producers market their stock.
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Pleased that common sense has prevailed. Being close to the policy makers cannot be underestimated
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JohnCarpenter, The lamb and mutton job is going okay- we must be doing some things right.
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Spot on X. Let the Chinese buy as long as we can buy freely in China
ANIMALS have been front and centre of Wendy Parish's life since she was a child growing up on her parents' dairy farm near Colac in south-west Victoria.27 Aug 15 ANIMALS have been front and centre of Wendy Parish's life since she was a child growing up on her parents' dairy...
AN equine influenza outbreak in 2007 triggered Rebecca Stacey to kick-start a career in agriculture.27 Aug 15 AN equine influenza outbreak in 2007 triggered Rebecca Stacey to kick-start a career in agriculture.