Ram buyers bidding up big, as confidence in the sheep industry soars.
Lathering your hair with sheep shampoo, even touching up your lipstick - these are just some surprise new uses being tested for wool.
Australian Wool Innovation will look to commercialise the market component of its oft-criticised digital platform WoolQ.
A shortlist of potential Australian Wool Innovation candidates has been identified and will be interviewed before the end of the month as the November election approaches.
Better shearing shed facilities, more opportunities for learners and changes to shearing times could all be factors in building up a more secure shearing work force, Australian Wool Innovation chairman Jock Laurie has said.