Merino Success Story – Jon & Kerri Hacker (Qld)

“By switching to breeding our own Merinos, instead of buying in wethers, there was clearly a significant increase in money to be made” Subject: Jon and Kerri Hacker By CAITLYN BURLING Location: Muckadilla, Queensland Property size: 3800ha Average annual rainfall: 550mm Why Merinos? My top three reasons…

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Lessons learnt from using posts and wire to curb wild dogs

Lamb survival rates have jumped from 30 to 100 per cent thanks to wild dog exclusion fencing on one western Queensland sheep station. Lamb mortality and lice treatment is down in the Banks family flock post exclusion fencing on their Blackall station. Media Release from NWDAP –…

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Merino Success Story – Peter and Juliana Bailey

Peter and Juliana Bailey, Narembeen, Western Australia CASE STUDY: Western Australia Subject: Peter and Juliana Bailey Location: Narembeen, Western Australia Average annual rainfall: 350mm Why Merinos? My top three reasons 1. Effective risk strategy that helps flat-line our income on tough years, as our Merino sheep are always producing…

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Merino Success Story – Kieran Flood

Kieran and Terrie Flood, Shelbourne, Victoria CASE STUDY: Victoria Subject: Kieran and Terrie Flood Location: Shelbourne (near Bendigo), Victoria Property size: 450 hectares Average annual rainfall: 450mm Why Merinos? My top three reasons 1. Versatile: can be used for a variety of different breeding purposes and market opportunities 2.

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Merino Success Story – Charles Downie

How the right genetics for your flock can improve your bottom line CASE STUDY: TASMANIA Location: Gretna, Southern Tasmania Property size: 5,500 hectares Average Annual Rainfall: 470mm Why Merinos? 1. Best fit for our environment 2. By changing your genetics you can influence the price you receive for wool…

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Help make the EU’s new labelling system account for key environmental impacts

The EU plans to shift to a climate-neutral, circular economy, where products are designed to be more durable, reusable, repairable, recyclable, and energy-efficient. As part of these efforts, the European Commission is planning to introduce new sustainability labelling for clothing. This aims to empower consumers when making purchasing decisions and…

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Time to cast your vote for wool’s future

Voting for WoolPoll 2021 is open! WoolPoll is open to ALL woolgrowers … Merino producers, mixed farmers or those who only run sheep as seasons allow. If you’ve paid at least $100 in wool levies over the last three years, you’re eligible to vote in WoolPoll…

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Natural Fibre Leaders: There’s something in the water at Dirranbandi

The men are near neighbours and don’t mind catching up at the Dirranbandi pub to talk about the excellent season, which has the region’s cotton and wool production bouncing back after years of crippling drought. https://cottonaustralia.com.au/news/natural-fibre-leaders-theres-something-in-the-water-at-dirranbandi Story by: Sally Rigney (Cotton Australia) Images : …

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Breeding Leadership 2022 – Applications Now Open

If you are passionate about your industry and want to develop your skills to make a difference in the future, this course is for you! More information here: GD4257 Breeding Leadership 2022 intake Flyer-2 (1) Register your interest here:  https://www.wool.com/people/education-and-leadership/breeding-leadership/  …

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Merinos Paying for Crops

An Australian Merino Lamb Trial has successfully proven extensive profits can be made while lowering production risks just by introducing the Australian Merino to a cropping enterprise. Read the full story here >> This story was published by the Australian Community Media.

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Trust in Australian Wool Handbook

This handbook has been created to further strengthen trust among the consumers who drive demand for Australian wool. It contains information on sheep health, welfare and biosecurity practices, as well as the exceptional sustainability and traceability processes that support the Australian wool industry. Find out more at www.trustinaustralianwool.com.au…

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Queenslanders leading world and national Merino bodies

Queensland may have the lowest sheep flock of any of the Australian states – the AWI estimates 1.9 million, of all breeds, as opposed the the 22.9m in NSW – but the state is punching above its weight in the top-level representation stakes. Read more here >>…

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Merino Resilience – Opportunities from Adversity

THE year 2020 has thrown up many challenges for farmers – fire, drought, floods, a pandemic, but with adversity comes opportunity and this year there have been plenty of the latter for Merino producers. The challenging year has highlighted the resilience of the breed with meat markets solid throughout…

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Merino Success Story – Josie and Henry Dunbabin

  CASE STUDY: Tasmania Subject: Josie & Henry Dunbabin Location: Cranbrook,Tasmania Property size: 2400 hectares (leased) Average annual rainfall: 550mm (long term) Why Merinos? My top three reasons 1. Well-suited to environment 2. Low maintenance & low cost3. Profitability…

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