Focus on positive wool yarns

INSPIRATION rather than retaliation was the motive for a one-woman photographic tour of 16 working WA wool sheds to document the story of what happens with wool.
INSPIRATION rather than retaliation was the motive for a one-woman photographic tour of 16 working WA wool sheds to document the story of what happens with wool.
WITH the passing of time the sheep have got bigger and wrinklier, the journey north rougher and tougher, but the colourfulness of the characters and a basis in fact of tales they tell have changed little.
23 Apr 17 WITH the passing of time the sheep have got bigger and wrinklier, the journey north rougher and tougher, but the colourfulness of the characters and a basis in fact of tales they tell...
WOOL was the standout commodities performer in the first quarter this year and, thanks to a “bump” in grain prices, WA was best performing commodities State, according to National Australia Bank (NAB) Agribusiness.
07 Apr 17 WOOL was the standout commodities performer in the first quarter this year and, thanks to a “bump” in grain prices, WA was best performing commodities State, according to National...
Sheep - Wool
PINK will go the shears for the fourth annual 'Shearing for Liz' day at Yorkrakine on Sunday, April 9, 2017, to raise money for breast cancer research.
03 Apr 17 PINK will go the shears for the fourth annual 'Shearing for Liz' day at Yorkrakine on Sunday, April 9, 2017, to raise money for breast cancer research.
Sheep - Wool
THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) has launched a new surveillance program this year in a bid to identify the cause of newborn lamb deaths and ewe abortions.
01 Apr 17 THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) has launched a new surveillance program this year in a bid to identify the cause of newborn lamb deaths and ewe abortions.
FORGET an Indian summer, WA's wool industry is experiencing an Indian spring this autumn.
31 Mar 17 FORGET an Indian summer, WA's wool industry is experiencing an Indian spring this autumn.
Sheep - Wool
THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) predicts 10 per cent of WA's sheep flock is infected with Ovine Johne's Disease (OJD).
30 Mar 17 THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) predicts 10 per cent of WA's sheep flock is infected with Ovine Johne's Disease (OJD).
AGRICULTURAL workforces aren't the only ones facing increased productivity threats driven by the inflated use of the illegal drug 'ice' by employees.
29 Mar 17 AGRICULTURAL workforces aren't the only ones facing increased productivity threats driven by the inflated use of the illegal drug 'ice' by employees.
Sheep - Wool
THERE was a time when every Wheatbelt clearing sale started by selling the sheep, and after noting the prices received at the Lucknow Farms sale, Hines Hill, last week, it can be seen why they have persisted with their Merinos.
29 Mar 17 THERE was a time when every Wheatbelt clearing sale started by selling the sheep, and after noting the prices received at the Lucknow Farms sale, Hines Hill, last week, it can be seen...
WHILE most of the State was in election mode, judges in the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama wool shed were in selection mode, seeking the most superior fleece from the 97 exhibits.
17 Mar 17 WHILE most of the State was in election mode, judges in the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama wool shed were in selection mode, seeking the most superior fleece from the 97 exhibits.
THE top award in the Merino ring has eluded one of Wagin Woolorama's longest serving exhibitors the Patterson family, Woolkabin stud, Woodanilling for more than 40 years.
17 Mar 17 THE top award in the Merino ring has eluded one of Wagin Woolorama's longest serving exhibitors the Patterson family, Woolkabin stud, Woodanilling for more than 40 years.
A CHEESE made from sheep milk created WA dairy industry history last month.
16 Mar 17 A CHEESE made from sheep milk created WA dairy industry history last month.
WHILE most of the State was in election mode, judges in the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama wool shed were in selection mode, seeking the most superior fleece from the 97 exhibits.
16 Mar 17 WHILE most of the State was in election mode, judges in the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama wool shed were in selection mode, seeking the most superior fleece from the 97 exhibits.
QUALITY rather than quantity would be the best way to sum up this year's Texel competition.
Dropping to two studs from last year's four didn't affect the quality of any of the 21 entries, as both the JimJan and Mirovi studs' experience in the show ring, coupled with their renowned breeding excellence, shined through to maintain an impeccable standard across the board.
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15 Mar 17 QUALITY rather than quantity would be the best way to sum up this year's Texel competition. Dropping to two studs from last year's four didn't affect the quality of any of the 21...
THE day of judging for the British and Australasian breeds at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama kicked off when the Suffolks, White Suffolks and Poll Dorsets made their way into the ring in what was an impressively large line-up of entries.
14 Mar 17 THE day of judging for the British and Australasian breeds at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama kicked off when the Suffolks, White Suffolks and Poll Dorsets made their way...
THE sheep meat trade is tipped to meet unprecedented value in 2017, if exports continue on current trends.
08 Mar 17 THE sheep meat trade is tipped to meet unprecedented value in 2017, if exports continue on current trends.

COMMENTS

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The Minister of Ag can use WA's Gene Technology Act 2006 to manage GM & GM-free crops for market
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Time will judge if they can implement what growers are asking for. Not what a director
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Absolutely agreed. Chinese demand for high-quality protein is increasing, as is demand from
DAIRY farmers in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia have started cashing in on a deal offering by-products from beer and fruit juice plants as a stock feed supplement for their herds.23 Apr 17 DAIRY farmers in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia have started cashing in on a deal offering...
CLIMATE change, whether farmers believe in it or not, will have significant impacts on how farming is conducted by 2050, according to agricultural scientist Professor EWR ‘Snow’ Barlow.22 Apr 17 CLIMATE change, whether farmers believe in it or not, will have significant impacts on how farming is conducted by...