PRIZE money for the International Woolmark Prize winners has been doubled this year, with the overall menswear and womenswear victors set to pocket $200,000 each.
Creswick Woollen Mills has secured a $500,000 grant from the state government to further improve its visitor attractions with an expanded cafe area, animal viewing facilities and upgraded welcome centre.
TWO Suffolk studs opened their gates over the weekend, to give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at their operation, all while promoting the breed.
The absence of shearing innovation in the past 50 years is indicative of a greater crisis within the wool industry, with a senior market commentator warning the industry must innovate or perish.
WOOL production is expected to increase 4.3 per cent this financial year, as excellent seasonal conditions result in widespread lifts in fleece weights.
PRIME SHEEP | The interruption to markets due to Easter holiday break made this trading week short, affecting lamb supplies.
With the prices paid for mutton sheep again stronger at Ballarat on Tuesday the longer term future for the whole of the sheep industry continues to look bright.
DETPA Grove White Suffolk stud’s eighth biennial mated ewe sale soared to a $3600 stud record twice at Jeparit on Tuesday last week.