Australian Wool Innovation is attempting a backflip on its relationship with rural media.
OUTSIDER Don Macdonald has secured a seat at the Australian Wool Innovation board table, despite failing to receive the influential endorsement of chairman Wal Merriman.
Wool growing heavyweights, TA Field Estates and Paraway Pastoral, will make their presence felt at this year’s Australian Wool Innovation AGM.
AS record breaking wool prices flush supply out of storage, Australia’s bullish wool market remains a long way from the famous 1950s where wool was worth a pound for a pound.
South Australia’s Allan Piggott, Moorlands, is the captain of the nation’s new peak sheep body which has undergone a major overhaul.
History would suggest controversy within the wool industry has been around since the first sheep landed on the colonial shores.
South Australian woolgrower Richard Halliday has been reappointed as WoolProducers Australia president.
‘Money talks’ is the reasoning behind a surge in SustainaWOOL accredited farms, as price premiums lure 700 farms to join the integrity scheme in two years.