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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The world’s biggest fleece competition turns 50
The Australian Fleece Competition attracts hundreds of fleeces every year and has been doing so for 20 years. Measuring through both objective and subjective means it gives great feedback to woolgrowers.
We also head to Gippsland, a wool region in Victoria that has been through it all in recent years but now has a very bright looking future.
The next wool selling season; what’s the outlook?
It’s the beginning of the new wool selling season, after a very interesting 12-18 months for the Australian wool market. With the EMI recovering over 60% since the pandemic low of 858ac in September ’20, AWI trade consultant Scott Carmody fills us on what’s driving Merino wool prices, where crossbred wools sit, and what the coming months may look like for Australian woolgrowers.
EU labelling problem
In future, there will be product labels placed on all garments in Europe, informing consumers of the environmental impact of the garment on sale.
Current methodology measures wool and other natural fibres harshly compared to synthetic, man-made fibres. Hear how AWI and the IWTO are working to correct this.
Q&A for WoolQ
Where is the digital exchange and storage platform at?
Are woolgrowers, brokers, exporters and buyers on board? Have we reached a critical mass of users yet?
Stephen Hill addresses the big questions.
The flagship of the Australian wool industry is back with superfine wool prices the highest they have been for some years.
The prospects for the industry are very good, but don’t take our word for it: hear from two families central to the industry for a combined 200+ years: Danny Picker and Trevor Mibus speak to The Yarn.
The Sheep Geek (self-confessed)
From a reluctant social media user to prolific user of technology on farm.
Hear from sheep farmer and stud breeder Mark Mortimer about his “it has to work for me” approach to new technology.
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