JULY 2018

 
 
MARKET INTELLIGENCE
 
 
Market Intel Julu
 
JULY 2018
 
This month we look at how wool has pulled away from commodity fibres and we compare wool prices with cashmere.
 
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THE YARN
 
 
The Yarn Episode 52
 
The blueprint of the fly genome and lamb survival
 
Why is the density of your lambing ewes so important? What potential does the blue print of the fly genome hold?
Hear from PhD student Amy Lockwood and Dr Trent Perry on The Yarn
 
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REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE
 
 
AWI
 
 
Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) welcomed the release of the 'Independent Review of Australian Wool Innovation' that examined the company’s performance and governance for the period 2015-2018.
 
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ON FARM
 
 
Breech Flystrike Update
 
Breech flystrike update
 
AWI has delivered its latest update across the significant investment area of breech flystrike research to 115 participants. The Breech Flystrike Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Forum is held every two years to update the research community, animal welfare advocacy groups, industry advisors and woolgrowers on the latest from the research program.
 
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Wild Dog Commitment
 
Wild dog commitment
 
AWI has reaffirmed its ongoing funding and commitment to the Community Wild Dog Control Initiative following success and uptake from wool growers since the program’s launch in 2011 to provide wool growers with up to 36 months of financial assistance for strategic wild dog management.
 
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MLP New England Field Day
 
Merino Lifetime Productivity – New England field day
 
The NEMSEA committee invites you to attend the inspection of 720, 2017 drop progeny from 15 diverse industry sires. Sire groups will be individually penned with visual and objective data, plus FBVs and indexes.
 
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Paraboss
 
Lambmarking check for breech strike susceptibility
 
For those regions that are currently undertaking lamb marking, take this opportunity to assess your lambs. At this lamb marking, do a count of breech strike-susceptible lambs.
 
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OFF FARM
 
 
Seamless garment technology
 
Seamless garment technology
 
Recognising that consumers' hunger for something new never ceases, brands, retailers and manufacturers have been rapidly developing the technologies they use, to ensure that they are well-placed to create something brilliant and new. Wool’s inherent natural qualities make it perfect for seamless knitting, adding comfort and resilience to workout gear.
 
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Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
 
Australian Rural Leadership Program
 
AWI funds the participation of emerging wool industry leaders in the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation's Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP). The program is producing a network of informed, capable and ethical leaders to work collaboratively to advance the interests of their industries, communities and rural Australia. Applications for course 26 are now open and end on 30 September 2018.
 
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MARKETING
 
 
World Surf League
 
World Surf League
 
The Woolmark Company has joined the World Surf League (WSL) family, partnering with the Championship Tour (CT) to showcase an exclusive range of lifestyle and performance garments, crafted from Australian Merino wool.
 
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World Surf League
 
Woolmark Performance Challenge
 
The Woolmark Company and leading sports brand adidas have announced the 10 finalists for the inaugural Woolmark Performance Challenge. The Woolmark Performance Challenge is a new annual competition for tertiary students aimed at pushing the limits of product innovation and is set to kick-start the career of the eventual winner. In its first year the award attracted 510 student registrations from 58 universities from across Europe and North America.
 
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