First AWN sheep sale at Edenhope breaks records

The Annual First Cross Ewe and Ewe Lamb Sale was held at Edenhope on Thursday 11 November, yarding 10,200 ewe lambs and hoggets, making it the largest yarding in the over 30-year history of the sale. Prices averaged at $315 per head, with the sale grossing $3.3 million. The top…

Clients Reaching New Heights with Wool Prices

Three Victorian AWN clients are revelling in skyrocketing prices for elite ultrafine and superfine wool with prices exceeding 8000c/kg. The top price in the nation last week went to the Mibus family’s Glenara Merino Stud at Dunkeld when  a line of 13.7 micron wool was sold for 8000c/kg. Paul Reid,…

AWN Expands Livestock Operations Across Wimmera District and Tasmania

Australian-owned agribusiness AWN today announced the latest expansion of its livestock and property agency, confirming the establishment of four new branch and service locations. AWN now offers livestock services across Tasmania as it welcomes a team of experienced stockmen to the business, who will work alongside the AWN wool specialists…

AWN hits top price for ultrafine bale

AWN has hit the ground running for the opening of the 2020/2021 selling season with spirited bidding resulting in a bale of 12.8 micron wool smashing the $8000 mark. The best price seen at auction in more than three years, the ultrafine offering, described by grower Leon Phillips’ ‘Rosari’ Wodonga…

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Mental Health First Aid Australia Recognises AWN with Gold Accreditation

In a given year, one in five Australians will experience mental illness, with people in rural and remote locations particularly at risk. While physical first aid is widely accepted, many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance to someone impacted by mental illness. Since its inception in 2000,…

Hedrena a natural, sustainable clothing choice

Eighteen months since the iconic women’s brand, Fella Hamilton, took over ownership of the Hedrena brand, we thought we would catch up with them and see how they are going. Fella Hamilton and Hedrena are the perfect marriage of two high-quality Australian brands. We couldn’t be more thrilled in offering…

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Tough times prompt mental health first aid strategy

Devastating bushfires, once-in-a-lifetime droughts, floods, trade wars and a global pandemic – 2020 has had it all, and it has been a lot to deal with for even the most resilient among us. AWN Managing Director John Colley was quick to recognise this and decided to help staff and clients…

WA stock flock to eastern states to bridge gap

Supply and demand, and turnarounds in seasonal conditions, are driving the movement of stock from Western Australia to the eastern states.   Geoff Rice of AWN Langlands Hanlon in Parkes said after years of drought, producers are understocked but have been challenged in coming to grips with the current value…

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Quest to produce world’s first carbon neutral fleece

AWN client and Tasmanian superfine wool grower, Simon Cameron, is pioneering a trial which may result in the world’s first carbon neutral fleece. For the wool grower, there are two drivers. Firstly, acknowledgement of the need for all businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and, secondly, the need to…

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Extended insurance offers peace of mind

In response to growers’ needs and the volatility in the wool market, AWN can now exclusively offer an extended period of insurance for wool held on-farm.   AWN’s Wool Trading Manager Ben Stace said woolgrowers would now be able to opt for an extra 90 days’ insurance. “We have seen…

AWN’s first sheep and cattle sale in Muchea

AWN this week held its first sale at Muchea and its first-ever cattle sale in the West. AWN livestock manager for Western Australia, Don Morgan, said that it was a great start to AWN’s first selling week at Muchea. “Our first cattle sale saw a solid yarding of quality young…

Eyre Peninsular joins AWN’s network of DNA wool growers

AWN, Australia’s largest independent wool broker, has launched its latest series in its wool provenance stories through its DNA program. The DNA program features wool growers from South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. Exclusive to AWN, the DNA program sources wool from its wool growing clients across Australia for its retail brand…