NCWSBA has prepared this updated edition of Instructions to Judges and Stewards and Scale of Points for Fleece Judging to assist judges and stewards in the subjective judging of fleeces at agricultural shows in Australia. The instructions and the revised scale of points for fleece judging have been updated to reflect current-day fleece weights and other measures for the Australian wool industry. These instructions and scale of points are designed to reflect, from a breeding perspective, the most desirable characteristics of wool judged subjectively and which are commercially relevant. The aim to ensure a consistent basis for fleece judging around Australia to provide information to exhibitors, wool producers and the industry.
The schedule provides subjective assessment criteria which the NCWSBA considers provides the suitable basis for fleece judging competitions around Australia.
NCWSBA will undertake further work in 2019 with the intention of releasing a further update in the second half of 2019.
The NCWSBA Weekly Newsletter covers the latest industry news, information and analysis on the world wool industry, commentary on industry issues and updates on industry events. It is produced between 45 and 48 times a year, with breaks at the times of the recesses in the Australian wool selling season. It provides a valuable resource for readers from the NCWSBA Executive Director who is recognised as the world’s leading analyst of the global wool market.
The Weekly Newsletter is delivered electronically each week to nominated staff of the NCWSBA member company.
Each year the Executive Director of NCWSBA gives presentations to the IWTO Annual Congress, to the Nanjing Wool Market Conference and elsewhere. These presentations typically cover a review and outlook for the global wool industry, but also investigate issues in the Australian and global wool industry. Copies of the presentations are available here in PDF format.
Nanjing Wool Market Conference, Nanjing September 2018
The presentation made by the Executive Director, Chris Wilcox, during the 30th Nanjing Wool Market in Nanjing on 13th September 2018.
IWTO Congress Hong Kong May 2018
The presentation made by the Executive Director, Chris Wilcox, during the Market Intelligence Forum at the IWTO Congress in Hong Kong on 14th May 2018.
IWTO Congress Harrogate May 2017
The presentation made by the Executive Director, Chris Wilcox, during the Market Intelligence Forum at the IWTO Congress in Harrogate, UK on 3rd May 2017.
IWTO Congress Sydney April 2016
The presentation made by the Executive Director, Chris Wilcox, during the Market Intelligence Forum at the IWTO Congress in Sydney, Australia on 4th April 2016.