Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / AWI unveils new innovations in wool farming
AWI unveils new innovations in wool farming
Feb '14
Australian producers are sharing innovations to reduce time, save on costs and generally make life easier.
Bestprac, Australian Wool Innovation's extension network for pastoral wool producers, has profiled ideas such as goat traps, grid gates and the use of electronic sheep technology through the Innovation Manual but has now launched the first outputs of the Accelerating Rangeland Innovation project.
Wool producers who are seeking new ideas to implement in their business can now access a series of innovations from other pastoral properties. These have been published as profiles, business cases and videos available on the Bestprac website.
"AWI is accelerating the uptake of innovation in the pastoral zone by sharing advancements within the industry. The innovation profiles, videos and business cases will show you how you can implement these innovations on your own property, while up-skilling the whole industry," said Pene Keynes, Bestprac National Coordinator.
Angus Whyte is a NSW pastoral wool producer who has implemented rotational grazing on his property. He says, since making the change "rotational grazing has been a major time saver, and has made us more money in our business."
Business cases have been developed to help producers identify the benefits, costs and risks associated with a sample of innovations, including 'Shearing Every Eight Months'. "These business cases provide pastoralists with a useful planning process to help them make a decision. A bit like formalising those 'back of the envelope' calculations," said Pene Keynes, Bestprac National Coordinator.
Bestprac is running an online webinar on the 12th of February at 6pm SA time, on 'How to Implement Rotational Grazing in the Pastoral Zone'. The webinar will give pastoralists the opportunity to hear from livestock consultant, Nic Kentish, and Angus Whyte. 

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Oct 2016

China’s garment retail sales grow 7.2% in Jan-Sept ’16

Retail sales of garments, footwear, hats and knitwear of Chinese...

Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), signing MoU with Tang from Suzhou Tianyuan Garments company. Courtesy: Government of Arkansas

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Oct 2016

Suzhou Tianyuan to open $20 mn garment factory in US

Suzhou Tianyuan Garments company, a Chinese manufacturer of casual...

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2016

Pakistan’s textile exports fall 5.96% y-o-y in Q1 FY17

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Interviews View All

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Anshul Sood

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search