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Beyond the Bale : September 2019
32 NATIONAL MERINO CHALLENGE 2019 08 WOOL & THE AMERICA’S CUP 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. © 2019 Australian Wool Innovation Ltd. All rights reserved. ADVERTISING SALES Steve Luxford, 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 NEW INNOVATIVE SHEARING SHED DESIGN: Shearing contractor and woolgrower Hilton Barrett, with support from AWI, has designed a shearing shed which optimises worker safety and animal welfare, while also achieving improved shed efficiency and wool quality. Australian shearing team member Jason Wingfield says: “I reckon it's great, it's going to help our industry a lot in giving a good standard to farmers to follow.” The designs of the shed are available FREE to all woolgrowers. See pages 60-61 for details. This magazine is printed on PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) paper stock. View Beyond the Bale online with image galleries and video at http://beyondthebale.wool.com BtB 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 instagram.com/TheWoolmarkCompany twitter.com/woolmark youtube.com/TheWoolmarkCompany AWI INVESTMENT STRATEGIES Marketing Traceability Sheep Production, Science & Technology Consultation Processing Innovation & Education Extension email@example.com GD3378 4 AWI’s new three-year Strategic Plan 6 AWI’s three-year targets 8 Wool aims to help win America’s Cup 9 100% Merino wool boardshorts 10 Black Diamond expands Merino range 11 100 mountainous miles in Merino 12 Houdini’s 100% Merino jacket 13 Houdini eats its Merino sportwear! 13 Woolmark Optim WR jackets for sale 14 Devold’s wool mid-layer wins award 15 Ortovox’s ultralight Merino Windbreaker 16 Wear this dress for 100 days in a row? 17 wool&’s perfect travel dress 18 iris + wool: country couture 19 Emilia Wickstead’s extraordinary women 20 Sustainability: Wolfgang Scout 21 Sustainability: Kia Ora Merino 22 EMU Australia’s new wool sneakers 23 Woolmark-certified laundry detergent 24 The Wool Lab helps build demand 25 Fashion Revolution Day in Japan 25 Japanese students learn about wool 26 Student wool competition winners in Asia 27 Winning students visit Australia 28 AWI Graduate Training Program 30 Set up a stockmanship training course 31 Farming women have lots to offer 32 National Merino Challenge 2019 35 New Young Farming Champions 36 RAMping Up Repro workshop 38 Pregnancy scanning 40 Sheep in mixed farming enterprises 41 Breeding Leadership course 42 Coordination tackling wild dogs and pigs 43 Extension to WA State Barrier Fence 44 Merino Lifetime Productivity update 46 AWI Grower Networks surpass targets 48 Stopping ‘just in case’ lice treatments 49 Lambing and lice – a bad combination 50 Breech flystrike prevention publications 52 Genomics to reduce breech flystrike? 53 Flies and maggots – send us your best! 54 Dags: Don’t get caught up s**t creek 57 Artificial intelligence R&D shows promise 59 Smart tags update 60 Innovative shearing shed for all 62 Shearer and wool handler training 63 Shearing school gets politicians’ approval 65 Shearing competitions promote excellence 65 Woolmark bale stencil, available free 66 EMI’S robust performance hits bump 67 WoolQ delivers woolgrowers the edge 68 A volatile market explained 70 Readers’ photos ON-FARM OFF-FARM
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