The Woolmark Company is active in organising training and management events for woolgrower networks, spreading new, forward-thinking ideas and continuing education and the adoption of best practice.
One of our most successful workshops is the Lifetime Ewe Management course, which focuses on ewe nutrition.
We also support the education of the next generation of Australian woolgrowers with competitions for school and tertiary students. Our annual National Merino Challenge encourages young people in the wool industry to showcase their learnings and expertise, securing the industry’s future.
Sustainability and wool
Greening Australia and sustainable wool
Through its collaborative engagement with woolgrowers, Greening Australia is well on its way to achieving its namesake mission. “We use the best science to understand the issues facing those landscapes and source revenue from wherever we can to execute our plan,” explains Sebastian Burgess, the Director of Conservation for the Tasmanian Branch of the non-government organisation. Recently, Burgess and his team’s focus has been on the Tasmanian Midlands, comprising the areas surrounding the towns of Conara, Campbell Town, Ross and Tunbridge, making up the Tasmanian Island Ark program.