Ermenegildo Zegna Celebrates the 56th edition of its wool awards

Ermenegildo Zegna Celebrates the 56th edition of its wool awards

Melbourne, 16th April 2019 – Over 55 years ago, Ermenegildo Zegna established its inaugural “Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Trophy” to award and incentivize growers to improve the quality of superfine merino and has consistently worked to celebrate the importance of this fibre and support growers in their quest to produce the best in the world. This year, for the 56th edition of the prestigious program, Ermenegildo Zegna has once again honoured Australia’s best growers by awarding the “Superfine Wool Trophy” and the “Vellus Aureum Trophy” during an exclusive gala dinner hosted by Paolo Zegna, President of the Group. 

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Tilba Tilba fleece shines in quality field

Tilba Tilba fleece shines in quality field

By TRAVIS KING
Farm Weekly

WOOL A TOP line-up of fleeces in this year’s Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama wool section had the judges working hard to come up with their overall winner. The depth of quality in this year’s event, which saw 130 fleeces entered from 115 entrants, deserved even more credit than normal given the tough season most growers had experienced in 2018 with a later than usual start. The overall winning fleece wasn’t just fine on the day, it was grand when the champion fine wool fleece exhibited by the Rintoul family, Tilba Tilba stud, Williams, was announced the grand champion fleece of the event.

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1PP = excellence in quality, breeding and preparation

Source - AWEX
Congratulations to the owners of KINGSTON / TASMANIA on producing 2 superb bales of superfine wool on display in the AWN catalogue in Melbourne today.
Classer E. Archer ('93) has once again done an outstanding job in meticulously preparing these bales and she has the measurements to back it up:
Lot 1: 16.5 micron, 0.1 VM, 76.8% Yld, 78mm, 10% CVL & 47 n/kt clean
Breeding, preparation & excellence.

Superfine woolgrowers awarded for their sustainable farming commitments

Superfine woolgrowers awarded for their sustainable farming commitments

Peter and Rosemary McNeill of Europambela, Walcha, are the perfect example of the type of woolgrower Reda want to source their superfine Merino wool from. 

Not only does their 15.4–micron Merino wool clip meet the top quality fleece line Reda requires to make their worsted fabrics to make luxury suiting sold all around the world, they have the sustainable story to go with it. 

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New President Danny Picker

New President Danny Picker

Danny Picker is a fifth generation woolgrower and principal of Hillcreston Park Superfine Merino Stud located at Bigga in the southern tablelands of NSW established in 1992 with a draught of the Hillcreston stud which was founded in 1910 by his family. For over 45 years, Danny has been involved in producing some of Australia’s highest quality 1PP accredited bales including numerous world records for prices.

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Australian Superfine Woolgrowers Association 6th Annual Reunion Weekend

Australian Superfine Woolgrowers Association 6th Annual Reunion Weekend

HAMILITON/ARARAT – 13-14TH MAY 2017
PRESS RELEASE

One hundred & five Superfine woolgrowers, sponsors & guests converged on Hamilton on the 13/14 May 2017 for the 6th Annual Reunion Dinner & Farm Tours.  Members travelled both nationally and internationally to attend the event with ninety-three people attending the ASWGA reunion dinner held at the Grange Burn (Comfort Inn) at Hamilton to celebrate the presentation of prizes in the ASWGA Fleece Competition.  It was especially pleasing to catch up with Lesley & Roger Prior, Merino breeders from England.  

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Victoria’s Avington Merinos is Australia’s first Responsible Wool Standard farm

By Terry Sim, 15 May 2017

AUSTRALIA’S first wool-growing properties have been certified under the international sheep and wool welfare program, the Responsible Wool Standard. The first property to gain farm certification under the standard is the north-east Victorian operation Avington at Sidonia, owned by Noel and Lyndsay Henderson.