What do luxury fashion in Paris and a farm near Burra have in common? Wool!
Join us as we explore wool’s global supply chain; speaking with woolgrowers, manufacturers, designers and everyone in between, about how they're working with the world's miracle fibre.
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Wayne Perkins, a shearing innovator
A kiwi shearer with a great eye for innovation, Wayne is known for his very successful crutching trailers but now has a system that uses a board that can change height to allow shearing also. Hear how Wayne is also thinking of what could be done to harvest wool using biological harvesting.
Winning With Weaners
The much-maligned Merino weaner is a vital part of any self-replacing Merino enterprise but often the cause of great frustration in working out how to get the best from them. Megan Rogers of AWI Sheep Connect NSW speaks with two woolgrowers have been through the trials and come out winning with weaners with a few, simple tweaks and are reaping the rewards: Tony Overton from Walcha and Rob Kelly from Guyra.
Anna Speer and regenerative ag
One of the superstars of agriculture is Anna Speer, from pastoral experience as a jillaroo to the Livestock Exchange, CEO of Auctions Plus to chief operating officer at AACo and now managing director of Greenstock or Woolworths Meat, Anna has quickly become one of Australian agriculture’s most influential figures. What does she make of the juggernaut that is regenerative agriculture and what is the future of the relationship between modern consumers and farmers?
Nanjing Wool market conference
AWI Trade Analyst Scott Carmody talks through the ups and the downs from the 34th Nanjing Wool Market conference, widely seen as the most significant wool industry conference. Some blunt feedback from Chinese processors about wool clip preparation and some good longer terms signs from the trade were amongst the news.
Biological harvesting field day
Hear from AWI Chairman Jock Laurie and Professor Phil Hynd from the University of Adelaide on the latest research developments with biological harvesting of wool from the latest field day.
Alex Ball puts it in our court
Dr Alex Ball of Rural Analytics explains the enormous gains the sheep and wool industry, or the sheep industry has achieved in the last 25 years but puts the ball in the industry’s court as to the future. Where do we want to be in another 25 years? The potential is out there.
Good quality podcast on wool. My biggest surprise is how you have managed to keep covering the sole topic of wool for so many episodes!
The secret of a kelpie Master
Great podcast; great trainer; have had the pleasure of one of his weekends as one of the all Women’s training day for working dogs, and have purchased his videos so that l can go over the training methods to continue to train our working dogs to reach their full potential
Fantastic Podcast, very informative and I learn a lot from it! Keep up the good work