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Summer Newsletter 2024

Welcome to AWI Extension WA’s first quarterly newsletter for 2024. We’re so happy that you’re here!

AWI Extension WA is Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) grower extension network for Western Australian wool growers. Our mission is to champion the WA wool industry by improving grower confidence and capacity to make better and more timely decisions for their sheep enterprise and farm business.

You may have noticed that we renamed AWI The Sheep’s Back to AWI Extension WA. It gives us great pleasure to introduce Georgia Pugh, AWI Extension WA Project Manager, and Amy Lockwood, AWI Extension WA Project Staff, who will be working with the AWI Extension WA Producer Advisory Panel (PAP) to deliver on-ground production resources, workshops and information to WA woolgrowers.

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Georgia Pugh

AWI Extension WA

Project Manager

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Amy Lockwood

AWI Extension WA

Project staff

Please read on and check out the collection of articles and resources we’ve put together for you in this Summer edition of our newsletter, for the latest in research, extension initiatives and events relevant to WA woolgrowers.

If you’d like to get in touch with Georgia or Amy to see what’s on offer or suggest something for your region, visit www.awiextensionwa.com/contact-us/

Summer 2024 Newsletter

Check out the collection of articles and resources we’ve put together for you in this Summer edition of our newsletter, for the latest in research, extension initiatives and events relevant to WA woolgrowers.

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Strategies to increase conception and reproductive rates

Joining is fast approaching for many woolgrowers in WA, whilst some of you will have already joined. We’ve pulled some information together to provide a refresher on the key factors which influence joining outcomes.

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Increasing your bottom line with agtech

There is a lot of hype out there about agricultural technology (agtech), and tonnes of solutions to wade through. For woolgrowers in particular, there is a large range of agtech that can provide efficient and fast methods of identifying and recording information against individual animals.

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Wool bioharvesting technique aims to provide woolgrowers with choice

A shortage of skilled shearers and increased costs of shearing are presenting a threat to the Australian wool industry. Wool harvesting is a key priority of AWI’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025. In addition to significant investment in training of shearers and wool handlers, AWI is also investing in innovative approaches to wool harvesting.

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Australian wool production is in the box seat to help livestock industries become part of the climate solution

Australian wool production is moving towards carbon neutrality as outlined in Australian wool industry’s 10-year Wool 2030 Strategy, and in the Australian sheep and wool industry’s Sheep Sustainability Framework.

 

Upcoming Events

StrateFly pilot workshop for woolgrowers

AWI is looking for woolgrowers to participate in StrateFly™ pilot workshops to critically evaluate the proposed workshop structure and content, ensuring the workshop is by growers, for growers.

DATE: 22 February 2024 - 22 February 2024

TIME: Thurs 22 Feb 2024 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM AWST

LOCATION: RSL Hall, 9 Brooking Street, Williams WA 6391

Click here to learn more and register

Articles That Might Interest You

Wool bioharvesting technique aims to provide woolgrowers with choice
A shortage of skilled shearers and increased costs of shearing are presenting a threat to the Australian wool industry. Wool harvesting is a key priority of AWI’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025. In addition to significant investment in training of shearers and wool handlers, AWI is also investing in innovative approaches to wool harvesting. Read more
Strategies to increase conception and reproductive rates
Joining is fast approaching for many woolgrowers in WA, whilst some of you will have already joined. We’ve pulled some information together to provide a refresher on the key factors which influence joining outcomes. Read more