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Beyond the Bale : June 2018
55 SCANNING FOR AGE OF FOETUS 20 WESTFIELD PROMOTES WOOL THIS WINTER View Beyond the Bale online with image galleries and video at http://beyondthebale.wool.com BtB EDITOR Richard Smith E firstname.lastname@example.org CONTRIBUTING WRITER Lisa Griplas E email@example.com Australian Wool Innovation Limited A L6, 68 Harrington St, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000 GPO Box 4177, Sydney NSW 2001 P 02 8295 3100 E firstname.lastname@example.org W wool.com AWI Helpline 1800 070 099 SUBSCRIPTION Beyond the Bale is available free. To subscribe contact AWI P 02 8295 3100 E email@example.com Beyond the Bale is published by Australian Wool Innovation Ltd (AWI), a company funded by Australian woolgrowers and the Australian Government. AWI’s goal is to help increase the demand for wool by actively selling Australian wool and its attributes through investments in marketing, innovation and R&D – from farm to fashion and interiors. COPYRIGHT Material in Beyond the Bale is copyright. Reproduction of the material is encouraged. However prior permission must be obtained from the Editor. DISCLAIMER To the extent permitted by law, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd excludes all liability for loss or damage arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this publication. The Woolmark symbol is a certification mark registered in many countries. © 2017 Australian Wool Innovation Ltd. All rights reserved. ADVERTISING SALES Ben Baker, Pulse Hub Pty Ltd P 0429 699 553 E firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising is subject to terms and conditions published on the ratecard, which is available from Pulse Hub. ISSN 1447-9680 FRONT COVER Wild Dog Alert to provide woolgrowers with ‘first strike’ capability Ground-breaking research and use of innovative technology is being developed to help woolgrowers protect their flocks from wild dog attacks thanks to co-investment from AWI and their partners. Using an automated on-property camera trap device that identifies wild dogs, the Wild Dog Alert system will notify a woolgrower of a wild dog’s presence in real-time, to enable the woolgrower to act early and proactively. See page 40. PHOTO: Heath Milne GD2907 WOOL.COM To subscribe to the free monthly AWI e-newsletter for woolgrowers, and the weekly wool market review e-newsletter, visit www.wool.com/subscribe instagram/BeyondTheBale twitter.com/woolinnovation youtube.com/AWIWoolProduction wool.com/podcast WOOLMARK.COM facebook.com/TheWoolmarkCompany twitter.com/woolmark instagram.com/TheWoolmarkCompany youtube.com/TheWoolmarkCompany AWI INVESTMENT STRATEGIES Marketing Business Services Sheep Production Woolgrower Services Processing Innovation & Education Extension 4 WoolPoll 2018 6 Sports: Boston’s Merino marathon 8 Sports: Surfing’s woollen wave of success 9 Sports: Fibre of Football goes local 10 Sports: Turner twins go head to head 12 Sports: 100% Merino jacket wins awards 13 Digital: Woolmark.com revamp 14 Eco: Rising tide of synthetic pollution 15 Eco: Custodians of the land 16 Eco: Establishing wool’s eco-credentials 18 Eco: Slowing down fast fashion 18 Eco: China talks sustainability in fashion 18 Eco: Japan promotes Merino for yoga 19 Eco: HRH renews call for wool 20 Australia: Westfield shopping centres 21 Australia: Sportscraft 22 Australia: Country Road 23 Australia: Visit inspires UK designers 24 China: 50 years of wool trade 26 China: Young woolgrowers’ trip 28 France: KOCHÉ 28 UK: Band of Outsiders 29 France: Jacquemus 30 Hong Kong: Merino Landscapes 30 Korea: Online retail partnership 31 India: Woolmark wins marketing award 32 R&D: Skin health benefits from Merino 33 R&D: Science backs sleeping with wool 34 Education: Wool4School UK competition 34 Education: Bradford Textile Awards 35 Education: Japanese students and wool 35 Education: India’s Wool Runway 36 Caitlin Heppner championing wool 37 Young champions promote wool 38 Practical training for youngsters 39 Exclusion fencing across waterways 40 Next generation wild dog control 42 Pain relief research for mulesing 43 Benefits of Buccalgesic with Tri-Solfen 44 Latest flystrike publications 45 Putting WormBoss into practice 46 Is a pre-lambing drench warranted? 48 Post-farm biosecurity vital 50 Lifetime Ewe Managment case study 51 Realising Performance Potential 52 Mob size affects lamb survival 53 Winning with Weaners workshop 54 Mineral supplements for pregnant ewes 55 Scanning for age of foetus 57 There’s a penguin in my paddock! 58 New yards provide improvements 59 Trans-Tasman shearing win 59 Shearing showcased to the public 60 Merino Lifetime Productivity update 62 Peter Westblade Merino Challenge 64 Merino in South America 66 EMI’s record run continues 67 Positive trends for all microns 68 Rise in price of wool vs other fibres 69 WoolQ online portal 70 Readers’ photos ON-FARM OFF-FARM www.wool.com/btb