THE sun was shining in Marnoo as nine Merino sheep studs opened their gates for the region’s annual field day.
A “massive, thumping ram” at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show set Shelbourne wool and meat producer Kieran Flood, The Springs, on the path to turning out big framed, early maturing animals.
Following an exodus of Australia’s wool export giants in recent years, the strength of those still standing is powerful.
AFTER declining by about 50 per cent over the last decade, university enrolments in agricultural degrees are beginning to plateau.
AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) has written to its wool levy-paying members explaining its role in the one-way mirror incident involving Chair Wal Merriman.
AWI) Chair Wal Merriman will face political scrutiny after covertly observing a grower focus group meeting on sheep genetics from behind a one way mirror.
With almost 40 years of Willandra-blood in board, Duncan Fraser’s Narringa-bred ewe hoggets should be high on the shopping list of dedicated wool growers.
While wool remains a high risk industry and often fails to attract foreign investment, buoyed returns are enticing domestic capital injections.