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Feb '08
TM Organics is bringing a new training program to wool producers, helping them to understand the organic wool market and the requirements of growing organic fleece.

Tim Marshall, one of Australia's foremost organic agriculture experts, is conducting the 'Organic Wool Production – Is it for you?' workshop. He has been involved in all aspects of the organic wool industry in Australia for more than 30 years.

“There is a demonstrated need for organic wool in domestic and export markets, and price premiums of 10-15% for those able to meet the certification requirements of the organic market,” said Mr Marshall.

Organic wool originates from farms free of synthetic chemicals and genetically modified organisms. The sheep are free range, allowing for natural behaviour, and are free from disease. An 'organic certificate' is issued, certifying the authenticity of the clip.

“Organic agriculture is one of the fastest growing areas of agriculture, being driven by 20% + annual growth at retail level so the time is right for growers who are inclined towards sustainable production to consider how they might convert some, or all, of their property to organic production, to capture some of this expanding market,” said Mr Marshall.

The 'Organic Wool Production – Is it for you?' course is supported by Elders. To that end, Michael Blake, a certified organic woolgrower and Elders Wool Marketing Manager will be joining Mr Marshall on the course.

“Woolgrowers who participate will gain a clear understanding of the steps required to convert to an organic farming system as well as an appreciation of the economics and marketplace dynamics for organic wool which will allow them to be better informed on this matter,” said Mr Blake.

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