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NATIONAL WOOL DECLARATION – INTEGRITY PROGRAM (NWD-IP) NWD VERSION 7.0 –WHAT’S CHANGED??

AWEX Members Update - 11th September 2017 The Change In NWD Version 7.0, the definition of Ceased Mulesing (CM) has been modified as follows: “Wool from sheep where mulesing has ceased on the property. No lambs born on this property in the last 12 months ... Read More

Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge Measures Up

An event that Moses & Son proudly supports and contributes towards - the annual Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge - has sourced us with a generalised assumption, "Nearly $50 of profit can separate the highest and lowest performing Merino wethers". Read more by clicking on ... Read More

Master Classers 2017

AWEX wishes to advise the date and location for the 2017 Master Classer professional development course for wool classers. --> 2017 Masterclasser Notice and Nomination Form ... Read More

Australian Agricultural Training

For tomorrow’s industry leaders - Professional Wool Classing IN SHED TRAINING COURSE : QUALIFICATION: Certificate IV in Wool Classing National Code:     AHC41316 Aim: To deliver quality training in the workplace to new entrants or existing workers in the wool harvesting industry to become competent wool ... Read More

Excellent seasonal conditions push Australian wool production higher in 2016/17

The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee forecasts that shorn wool production will lift by 2.2% to 332 mkg greasy in 2016/17.This reflects a 2.7% increase in average wool cut per head because of excellent season conditions and an abundance of feed, which more than offsets ... Read More

Merino Lifetime Ewe Management Trial update

Moses & Son with MerinoLink are one of the trial sites for the Merino Lifetime Ewe Management Trial.  Read the Beyond the bale update article about the Merino Life Time Ewe Management Trial  ... Read More

Welfare standards losing business

A perception by brands the Australian wool industry’s animal welfare practices are not up to acceptable standards has seen some Merino wool processors bypass the country to source wool from New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina. This is according to Vitale Barberis Canonico raw material buying manager ... Read More

ALERT: Conditions favour Eperythrozoonosis

Extensive rain and flooding in the eastern states of Australia over the past few months will result in large populations of mosquitoes. This will increase the chance that sheep and goats become affected by the disease Eperythrozoonosis (commonly called “Epi”). This is caused by the ... Read More

Fleece weight competition

With increasing interest in producing quality Merino wool from heavy fleeces, wool brokers Moses and Son, Temora and Young initiated a fleece weight competition which finished during the Henty Machinery Field Days. Commencing during the Southwest Slopes Stud Merino Field Day at Harden Showground, Moses & ... Read More

AWI Special offer: High performance jacket

Special offer: High performance jacket Experience a unique 100% Merino jacket that is resistant to water and wind - available to wool growers to purchase online now at a SPECIAL OFFER price of just $150. check out the offer ... Read More

HAMISH MCLACHLAN JOINS THE FIBRE OF FOOTBALL

High profile Channel 7 sports presenter Hamish McLachlan features in the most recent Fibre of Football video produced in-house by AWI. The video of Hamish and his father Angus on the family’s woolgrowing property in the eastern Adelaide Hills in South Australia is the latest ... Read More

Bourke has so many mosquitos, they are mustering sheep into mobs

Graziers in Bourke say there so many mosquitos around, the insects are mustering sheep and goats into mobs as the livestock try to get away from the biting. After years of dry weather, the season has changed in western New South Wales, and winter rains have ... Read More

Australian Wool Production Forecast Report – Australian Wool Production Forecast Committee

August 2016 Summary The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee predicts that shorn wool production in 2016/17 will be at 325 mkg greasy, the same level as its revised estimate for the 2015/16 season. While opening sheep numbers and the number of sheep shorn are likely ... Read More

Wool production unchanged in 2016/17

Wool production unchanged in 2016/17
  • The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee predicts that shorn wool production in 2016/17 will be at 325 mkg greasy, the same level as its revised estimate for the 2015/16 season. While opening sheep numbers and sheep shorn are likely ... Read More

Riemann is offering risk management products to the wool industry.

Riemann Wool OTC Forwards and OTC Options are cash settled against the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX*) nominated Micron Price Guides (MPG) (Mid price of the North & South MPG’s) These are broad based risk management products that can be used for hedging and trading Australian wool, including option contracts designed ... Read More

Cheaper feed can upend the trend

By Angus Brown | Source: MLA, Trade Dual sheep and grain producers will no doubt be aware of declining grain prices, which are showing no inclination to rise any time soon. Given that grain is likely to be cheaper this harvest, we thought it prudent to ... Read More

AWEX Introduces New Chairperson

The Board of the Australian Wool Exchange Limited (AWEX), is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Clubb as AWEX Chairperson, to take effect at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 25th November, 2016. We look forward to Robyn joining the AWEX Board ... Read More

Nuffield scholar looking to Merino for returns

The sheep meat and wool industry is Victoria's third largest agricultural industry by value, but 2014 Nuffield Scholar Tim Gubbins believes the future of this important industry could be even brighter with a greater focus on reproductive potential. Read more ... Read More

The Innovator – YouTube clip

A new short film produced by The Woolmark Company in collaboration with design-driven production company Buck highlights the timelessness and versatility of wool. Titled The Innovator - after one of the main characters - this animated film journeys through the ages and offers a unique ... Read More

Shandong RuYi moves in on Lempriere Australia

Mecardo wool market analyst Robert Herrmann said of the news an Australian trading house had been sold to a Chinese company was a symptom of an industry with declining volume, "rationalisation is inevitable". Read more ... Read More

George the Farmer – Books, Hats & Cuddle Dolls

Moses & Son are pleased to welcome George the Farmer to the team. George is a mixed farmer who aims to teach children about food and fibre. Head into your local store to pick up your copy. Be quick they are selling fast ... Read More

Why a wool-filled duvet could be the key to a good night’s sleep

Finally, an end might be in sight to the nightly argument you have with your other half about the temperature of the bedroom. Wool, researchers at the University of Leeds have found, helps regulate sleepers' temperature considerably more efficiently than feather, down or polyester fibres, offering an ... Read More

Mandatory wool declarations

WOOL PRODUCERS Australia is backing the compulsory use of National Wool Declarations (NWD) forms which is being championed by wool exporters. Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) introduced the NWD program in 2008 to document woolgrowers’ flystrike control practices through the wool selling system. Currently, 54.5 per cent of the national ... Read More
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