The Wool CRC has been invited to present the achievements of its seven years’ work to next year’s joint conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production and the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production. The CRC will have an entire day (Thursday 6 July) to showcase its achievements under the listed headings:

Finer wool

  • accelerated gains for finer wool and higher fleece weights
  • going finer in traditionally non-fine areas
  • processing implications of research outcomes

Staple strength

  • biology of staple strength
  • potential for growers to improve staple strength
  • relationships to processing results


  • tertiary training of wool science students
  • adaptation of educational material for information technology delivery
  • future directions in technology transfer for the wool industry


  • cloning of sheep: why and how?
  • transgenic sheep: insights from fibre structure and composition
  • discovering quality-related genes
  • genetic engineering and the public

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion. The panel will comprise a scientist, an industry representative, and a producer, in addition to the Program Managers. Posters relating to the CRC research will be on view throughout the day.

“The format will be designed to allow close interaction between the scientists and the audience,” says Professor George Rogers, who is organising the day. “The panel session will be particularly useful in allowing vigorous discussion of the issues of direct relevance to the wool industry of the future. We are looking forward to strong support for the day from all sectors of the industry.”

In this issue of The Wool Press: