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.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.
By TRAVIS KING
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.Read More
Nicola Bell, The Weekly Times
March 27, 2019 12:00am
Profitability per hectare is the key driver for the Kinghorn family’s Merino sheep and Hereford cattle operation in Victoria’s Western District.
And to maximise this, they are mixing traditional breeding principles with modern and intensive management.Read More
Tom and Sherrie Spielvogel, Morrisons, sold bales of their ultrafine wool to impressive results at auction last week.
The bales, which ranged from 13-13.2 micron, sold between 4190-4288 cents a kilogram greasy through AuctionsPlus.Read More
The list of John Ive’s achievements through a career dedicated to agriculture and for which he has been awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division is simply too detailed to recount.
Suffice to say, congratulations are in order to the superfine woolgrower from Yass for service to the superfine wool growing industry.Read More
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.
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.Read More
The premium Italian worsted weaving company Marzotto Wool Manufacturing established a greater alliance with the wool supply chain starting right at the source of production. The company has invested in the Schneider Group wool buying operations based in Australia and New Zealand.Read More
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.