After 45 years Brenton Jones has retired from the livestock game.
The nation’s agricultural think tank chief believes weakness surrounding oversight and transparency of levy management is diminishing the strength of industry bodies.
In 1989, the Australian wool market collapsed and burdened Australia woolgrowers with the ownership of a 4.7 million bale stockpile and a debt of $2.8 billion.
Sheep producers are being urged to be on high alert for blowfly strikes in their flocks, with warm humid weather creating ideal conditions.
Traditional marketing of Merino wool is under review as the US online giant Amazon’s entrance into the Australian retail market challenges the reliance on bricks-and-mortar retailers.
There is movement at the wool export station with staff changes at some of the countries largest export companies triggering a domino effect of job shuffling.