This course provides an understanding of the Australian wool industry; its history, production profile, markets and market trends and transformation of the fibre from sheep’s back to final product. It also presents a unique opportunity to understand how decisions affecting the purchasing, processing and marketing of wool products are communicated up and down the pipeline from retail to the wool producer.
Included were visits to view shearing, broker’s operations, testing, auction selling as well as manufacturing processes.
This course is a valuable pre-requisite for those intending to undertake any of the following 5 courses.
Mr Chris Wilcox Woolmark CompanyAustralian Wool Market ReviewPresentation
|Mr Barry White, IFC||Australian Wool Industry Overview||Presentation||Notes|
|Profile of Australian wool clip||Notes|
|The Australian wool pipeline||Notes|
|Organisations in the Australian wool industry||Notes|
|Dr Geoff Naylor, CSIRO||The Wool Fibre & Applications||Presentation||Notes|
|Mr Gary Robinson, AWI||Wool Processing|
|Fibre to Fabric||Presentation||Notes|
|Innovations in Wool||Presentation||Notes|
|Mr Tim Steere, AWTA||Wool Testing and Certification||Presentation||Notes|
|Dr. Kerry Hansford, AWEX||Contemporary issues in the Australian wool industry – quality, clip preparation, contamination. AWEX’s role||Presentation|
|Mr Barry White, IFC||Decision Making in the Textile Pipeline||Presentation||Notes|
|Mr Geoff Fisken, (Lal Lal Estate)||The Role of the Woolgrower||Presentation|
|Mr Don McWhirter (MacWool)||The Role of the Woolbuyer||Presentation|
|Mr Michael Blake (BWK Elders)||The Role of the Topmaker||Presentation|
|Mr Gary Robinson, AWI||The Role of the Spinner||Presentation|
|Mr David Alexander, (Australian Country Spinners)||The Role of the Fabric Manufacturer/Knitter||Presentation|
|Mr Frank Kisvarda (ex Sportscraft)||The Role of the Garment Maker||Presentation||Notes|
|Mr Andrew Reich||What the Consumer Looks For – the Role of the Retailer||Notes|