Wool

Biotech to keep flies off sheep’s back

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 03/03/2005, pg. 11

SCIENTISTS are mapping the blowfly genome in a battle to help combat flystrike in sheep and make the controversial practice of mulesing obsolete by 2010.

Wool and sheep meat growers converged yesterday on the outback town of Blackall, 200km southeast of Longreach, to hear about the research under way to help them beat […]

Wool king at home of the golden fleece

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 20/05/2004, pg. 6

THE world’s largest wool manufacturer went down to the farm yesterday to visit the shed where Inglewood brothers Bim and Rick Goodrich created the most expensive bale of wool.

Buyer Heng Yuan Xiang Group paid $675,000 on March 12 for a 90kg bale of 11.9 micron Primerino wool cut from about 150 […]

Journey to the golden fleece

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 29/03/2004, pg. 17

A chance trial has paid off for two Queensland graziers, writes Amanda Gearing

MANY of the greatest scientific discoveries have been made by a combination of chance and necessity.

The creation of the world’s finest and softest wool bale is no exception.

Queensland wool producers have been rocketed to the international stage as producers […]