At the Wool Academy Podcast, the show's host Elisabeth van Delden, talks to one wool industry expert every week. Guests of the show are wool growers, marketing experts, retail brands, researchers and many more. The focus of the Wool Academy Podcast is to find out what is working now to be successful in wool while discussing different business, product, brand and social media strategies. You will be surprised how many wonderful stories wool has to tell.
#118 How To Know If A Sheep Is Happy - Interview with Pam and Andre Christie-Smith
Pam and Andre Christie-Smith farm in 6th generation on their sheep farm Kleiheuwel Trust in South Africa. In this episode, they share insights into their everyday farm life of running a sustainable and animal welfare friendly farm. They explain how they know if their sheep are happy through good shepherding and by looking at the numbers.
#117 The Value of Improving Sheep Genetics - Interview with Mark Ferguson
Mark Ferguson is an Agricultural Geneticist specialised in sheep and other natural fibre animal breeds. Mark is also the host of the Head Shepherd podcast. On this show, Mark and Elisabeth talk sheep genetics and the importance of telling the wool story.
#116 Custodian of Land and Animals - Interview with Richard Daughertyrty
Richard Daugherty is a South African wool grower based in Australia. He and his wife Sarah and their two children farm on Balala Station west of Uralla since 2011.
Richard is highly committed to regenerative farming and ensuring hight animal welfare standards. In this episode, Richard shares his story of starting to farm merino sheep and provides insights into different aspects of his farming practices.
This episode is recorded in partnership with The Schneider Group and their Authentico Integrity Scheme.
#115 How Merino Sheep Can Thrive in Europe - Interview with Lesley Prior
Lesley Prior successfully breeds merino sheep on her farm near Devon in the UK. Something many sheep farmers never thought possible. In this Wool Academy Podcast interview, Lesley shares her vision of creating a large merino sheep flock in Europe and gives insights into her Tellenby Merino Sheep breeding business.
#114 It's never over until it's over - Interview with Dr. John Parkinson
In this Wool Academy Podcast episode, Dr. John Parkinson shares insights about the wool textile recycling industry and his new old recycling business iinouiio.
#113 How to develop coarse wool product applications
In this Wool Academy Podcast episode, Sustainability Wool Industry Expert and Journalist Tone Skardal Tobiasson shares insights into the different wool research projects she helped develop and coordinate successfully in Norway. The common thread of these Norwegian wool projects is the goal to identify and develop product applications for coarse wool while also working towards a more sustainable textile industry.