Renowned Victorian Saxon breeders, the Crawford family of Sierra Park, Victoria Valley, has been crowned the prestigious 2018 Wool Excellence title, awarded by Vitale Barberis Canonico.Read More
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The message to Australian superfine wool growers from Prince Charles and presentations from the 2016 ASWGA conference are available here.
After nearly three years a project to restore the farm homestead of one of Australia's most celebrated colonial artists to its original state is almost complete. 'Patterdale' was built by the English landscape painter John Glover when he moved to Tasmania in the 1830s.Read More
All Superfine wool growers have been invited to compete in the new Zegna Competition this year. To enter, please complete your entry forms as soon as possible. November 17 is the cut off for all entries and delivery of wools for the V.A. Competition and the Wool Trophy. Judging commences the second week of December.Read More
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.Read More
HAMILITON/ARARAT – 13-14TH MAY 2017
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.Read More
Glenara have been awarded first place in the Hamilton region division at the Australian Superfine Wool Growers’ Association (ASWGA) dinner on Saturday as part of the association’s annual reunion.Read More
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.
By Terry Sim, 17 May 2017
ULTRAFINE wool growers Ed and Jill Hundy are proud first-time winners of the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association fleece competition’s Cleckheaton grand champion fleece award.
16 May 2017, 4 p.m.
Former Australian Superfine Woolgrowers Association (ASWGA) president Kevin Dunn’s profound commitment to the fine wool industry meant one year he could not put his rams out for joining.
17 May 2017, 6:30 a.m.
IN the battle against animal rights activists, Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) weapon of choice is a credit card.
AWI have collaborated with fashion empire, Westfield, to promote Australia’s wool history this week as part of Wool Week Australia, where campaigns have been rolled out at 30 stores with the main aim to sell wool.
17 May 2017, 5 p.m.
Kathy and Trevor Mibus of “Glenara Merinos” at Dunkeld are the Hamilton region winners of this year’s fleece competition run by the Australian Superfine Woolgrowers Association (ASWGA).
18 May 2017, 6 a.m.
GLOBAL retailers have tapped into a new chain of custody for the Australian wool industry, which is set to process 500 tonne of wool under a new initiative between Australian Merino Exports and Roberts Limited.
17 May 2017, 11:30 a.m.
ASWGA superfine wool award winners
- Ed and Jill Hundy, “Windradeen”, Pyramul, NSW won the Cleckheaton Grand Champion Fleece Trophy, as well as the Class 90s and finer class, and were top-placed in the Mudgee region.
- Equal first in the 80s class went to winners of the Goulburn/Yass region fleece, Danny and Megan Picker, “Hill Creston Park”, Bigga, NSW and Ararat region winners Penny and Russell Hartwich, “Kelseldale”, Ballyrogan , VIC who also won the 74s class.
- Mark and Lesleann Waters, Riverton, Armidale, NSW, won the Class 70s and placed first in the New England region.
- James and Faye Pepper, “Mumballview”, Mumballup, Western Australia, placed first in the West Australian Region
- Ian and Margaret Humphry, “Avondale”, Springhurst, placed first in the Albury/Wodonga region
- Trevor and Kathy Mibus, “Glenara Merinos”, Hamilton, placed first in the Hamilton Region.
- Allan and Carolyn Phillips, Glen Stuart, Deddington, Tasmania placed first in the Tasmanian Region
The Australian Superfine Wool Growers’ Association is excited to announce its 6th Annual Reunion Dinner and Farm Tours on 13th May in Hamilton followed on the 14th May by a farm tour in the Ararat region.Read More