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
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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.

Selling wool, industry’s defence to animal activist threats

Annabelle Cleeland

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.

 AWI's Marius Cuming said fighting with animal activists is like fighting with your mother-in-law, you "never, ever, ever" win the argument.

 AWI's Marius Cuming said fighting with animal activists is like fighting with your mother-in-law, you "never, ever, ever" win the argument.

 

 

From wool to garment

The Standard

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).

Along the chain: Superfine wool producer Susan Rowbottom of St Helens near Port Fairy with Mike Kuritani from Japanese textile producer Itochu at the Hamilton meeting for superfine wool growers.

Along the chain: Superfine wool producer Susan Rowbottom of St Helens near Port Fairy with Mike Kuritani from Japanese textile producer Itochu at the Hamilton meeting for superfine wool growers.