2017 has been another extremely busy yet successful year for woolgrowers and AWI, particularly with wool prices hitting record levels.
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Sheep Producers Australia has selected 14 participants to be part of its Sheep Industry Leadership Program, to be run in 2018.
Australia’s wool industry is showing its love for Australian cricket as part of Flock to Baggy Green, a joint initiative between The Woolmark Company, Kookaburra, and Cricket Australia launched today. Woolgrowers from across Australia are being invited to celebrate their connection to Australia’s favourite sport by donating some of their wool to be made into the fabric for cricket’s iconic Baggy Green caps, for future generations of Australian cricketers.
South Australians can now begin the process of registering as a dog or cat breeder via the Dog and Cat Management Board’s website, before registration becomes compulsory on 1 July 2018.
Consistent with the Wool Levy Poll Regulations, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has appointed Mr Sydney Lawrie to chair the independent 2018 WoolPoll Panel.
Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) is extending the opportunity for producers and supply chain members to provide feedback on the proposed lamb definition change by an extra week – with the new deadline at Wednesday 6 December 2017.
The South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources are currently updating the Water Allocation Plan (WAP) for the Far North Prescribed Wells Area. The Far North Water Allocation Plan manages the allocation and use of groundwater resources in the area. The plan considers the needs of all water users, including the environment, and the rules for water management are based on balancing these needs.
Biosecurity SA is speeding up the detection of footrot through a statewide 12 month trial into the cutting edge lamp medicated isothermal amplification or LAMP diagnostic process.
PIRSA is advising cattle producers to be alert to any signs of theileriosis, a tick-borne disease which may cause anaemia, weakness and death in animals under stress.