Core Parties

The Premium Quality Wool CRC was an unincorporated joint venture. The Parties involved in the CRC were:

  • CSIRO through the Divisions of Animal Production (DAP) and Textile and Fibre Technology;
  • Agriculture Western Australia (AgWA);
  • The Woolmark Company through the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation (AWRAP);
  • The University of Adelaide (UA);
  • University of New England (UNE);
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW); and
  • University of Western Australia (UWA).

Supporting Parties

A number of other organisations or companies were involved in the activities of the CRC as Supporting Parties. Included in this category were:

  • NSW Agriculture (NSW Ag);
  • The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia Ltd; and
  • the Australian Wool Testing Authority Ltd (AWTA Ltd).

The New South Wales and Western Australian State Governments and the George Aitken Pastoral Research Trust also made substantial cash grants for capital equipment purchases specifically related to the activities of the CRC.


The CRC management included:

  • a Board;
  • a Director
  • an Executive Committee;
  • a Commercialisation Committee;
  • Program Managers and Project Leaders


Programs developed by the CRC were:

  • Quantitative Genetics;
  • Wool Strength;
  • Fibre Structure;
  • Education Program; and
  • Sheep Transgenesis.