Advertiser content: A CQ University Rockhampton - basedresearcher will assess the ability of smart ear tags, developed by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), to enable farmers to help sheep farmers detect disease earlier.
Advertiser content: In 1936, Australian woolgrowers voted for a levy to be imposed on each bale of wool they produced to promote their premium product across the world.
Advertiser content: flyboss.com.au is an AWI-funded resource available for all sheep and wool producers. One of the most effective resources on the website is the Flystrike Decision Support Tool.
Advertiser content: The development of resistance of the Australian blowfly to flystrike prevention chemicals is an ongoing risk. The last nation-wide survey conducted by the NSW DPI in 2011 found a low-level resistance to the flystrike chemical cyromazine common across Australia, whilst eight of these cyromazine resistant populations were also resistant to dicyclanil.
Advertiser content: Flystrike and lice are amongst the most costly diseases affecting the sheep and wool industry. A 2015 MLA Report estimated costs of over $173 million and $81 million respectively per year to the Australian sheep and wool industries, in terms of animal health and welfare and production losses
Advertiser content: An AWI-funded research project aims to improve the success rates and reliability of artificial insemination (Al) programs.
Advertiser content: Leading Australian street- inspired sportswear label P.E Nation has released a premium Merino wool activewear collection, championing the original performance fibre and its innovative nature. The six-piece womenswear collection was developed in collaboration with AWI’s marketing subsidiary The Woolmark Company, giving this latest offering the natural, innovative edge its customers seek.
Advertiser content: To help woolgrowers who are considering, planning, building or maintaining wild dog exclusion fencing, AWI has produced a free 36-page guide that provides an overview and photos of successful exclusion fences already built by woolgrowers on other properties.
Advertiser content: AWI’s marketing arm, The Woolmark Company, has collaborated with Dutch men’s fashion brand Joe Merino to help market its T-shirts and promote Merino wool as the perfect go-to in summer.
Advertiser content: Anna Horton from the Monaro of NSW is the 2018 recipient of a Horizon Scholarship sponsored by AWI, in recognition of her leadership potential and commitment to Australian agriculture