Advertiser content: Reducing the mob size of twin-bearing ewes that are in a reasonable condition at lambing will improve lamb survival, according to the current results of ongoing AWI-funded research. However, their stocking rate has little or no effect on lamb survival.
Advertiser content: Ground-breaking research and use of innovative technology is being developed to help woolgrowers protect their flocks from wild dog attacks thanks to co-investment from AWI and their partners. Using an automated on-property camera trap device that identifies wild dogs, the Wild Dog Alert system will notify a woolgrower of a wild dog’s presence in real-time, to enable the woolgrower to act early and proactively.
Advertiser content: Supplementary feeding of calcium and magnesium to pregnant ewes that don’t show any visual sign of a deficiency is still likely to put the ewes into a better metabolic state and potentially lead to better lamb survival, according to ongoing research funded by AWI.
Advertiser content: The performance benefits of Merino wool were highlighted at this year’s Boston Marathon – the most prestigious marathon in the world – thanks to a new three-way partnership between global sportswear giant adidas, the Boston Athletic Association and AWI’s marketing arm The Woolmark Company.
Advertiser content: Research co-funded by AWI has shown that using a combination of the Tri-Solfen® and Buccalgesic® pain relief products provides more prolonged relief from mulesing than using each of the products on its own.
Advertiser content: World Surf League and The Woolmark Company collaborate on Merino wool lifestyle collection
Advertiser content: A new AWI workshop – Winning With Weaners – is being rolled out across the country to give woolgrowers the skills to lift the lifetime performance of their young Merino sheep.
Advertiser content: A new AWI-funded study has investigated the effect that wool, cotton and polyester sleepwear each have on the sleep quality of older adults (aged 50-70) under warm conditions.
Advertiser content: World record holding Australian shearer Dwayne Black was one of a group of top shearers who participated in a scoping day held by AWI to look into the opportunity of using robotics in wool harvesting.