Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 'The future for the wool industry is positive' – AWI
'The future for the wool industry is positive' – AWI
30
Jun '08
Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has recently wrapped up another round of its “Road to 2010 Forums”, bringing the informative road shows to woolgrowers in a total of five key wool producing areas across New South Wales.

The forums allow industry to report back to woolgrowers, updating them on progress in relation to the mulesing phase out.

“We will be covering the big picture, with up-to-date feedback and facts on what our customers are saying and industry's response to them, marketing information from the supply chain down, as well as what the phase-out means on farm with updates on flystrike management and alternatives to the practice of mulesing,” said AWI Product Market Manager Stuart McCullough prior to one of the events.

The joint initiative was brought to woolgrowers by AWI and the NSW Farmers' Association, with the support of government and other groups throughout the wool industry.

Industry experts lead discussions on flystrike prevention alternatives – clips, intradermals and genetic breeding of bare-breech sheep – pain relief, and mapping of the blowfly genome. In particular, the clips are providing very favourable trial results.

“I've looked closely at welfare studies that have demonstrated that when you compare clips to mulesing, the clips have an outcome that is far more welfare friendly when compared to mulesing,” said Dr Norm Blackman, manager of the Australian Wool and Sheep Industry Taskforce.

“Animals are back to normal in a couple of hours. In the case of mulesing it takes a few weeks. The clips are shaping up as an effective alternative to mulesing and are a major step forward from an animal welfare perspective” he said.

Research and development into biodegradable clips is currently underway. A portion of the AWI website has also been converted into a dedicated information portal on updates on the Road to 2010.

Mr McCullough concluded: “The future for the wool industry is positive and we are taking the right steps to achieve the phase out. Australian Merino wool is a great natural fibre with plenty to offer, however, we must change and adapt to meet our customers' needs.”

Wool Is Best


Must ReadView All

Uzbekistan wants joint ventures with Hungarian textile firms

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2018

Uzbekistan wants joint ventures with Hungarian textile firms

Uzbekistan has offered Hungary to create joint ventures in the two...

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports up 10.68% in 2017

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2018

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports up 10.68% in 2017

Vietnam came very close to achieving its 2017 textile and garment...

From left: Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny, MD, Hellmann Sri Lanka; Bart de Vries, Global COO Air & Sea Hellmann; Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean, Chairman, MAS Holdings; & Shirendra Lawrence, COO, MAS Holdings

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2018

Hellmann and MAS form joint venture HMSC

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and MAS Holdings have formed Hellmann...

Interviews View All

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search