• Martin Moses

    For Martin Moses, there was no family succession into the sheep and wool production industry. No farming skills and knowledge passed down to him from generations before him. He simply had a strong passion for sheep and wool. This fuelled not just his career in the wool industry, but has influenced the future of many other woolgrowers and the direction of their flocks. ‘We run 3100 merinos over two properties, totalling 1300ha. Our sheep and wool enterprise is a little different to a commercial wool producer, as we are conducting research on both properties. However, we have the same passion for the land we utilise and sheep and the products…

  • Meet My Therapist

    If you were to look through my image archives, you would be able to pinpoint the hardest time of my life, that was 2016. Death surrounded me and when I thought I had hit rock bottom I was hit again and again. It was a long year that crushed a piece of my soul that still has cracks in it to this day.

  • It’s All in the Genetics

    Take a drive out the back of Stanthorpe, through the gullies and into Traprock country and you will find Peter Reimers 4200 ha woolgrowing property, ‘Pearsby’ nestled into the hillsides. This slice of prime wool growing country has been in the Reimers family for three generations, but is in no way behind the times.

  • Plain, But Not Ordinary

    Making good decisions for your wardrobe, doesn’t start and end at the cash register. For Victorian woolgrower, Ben Duxson it starts a lot earlier than that – right at the source. Six generations of Ben’s family have grown wool and while they have a proud family history, as the years have passed, their farming practices and merino flock has undoubtedly evolved. Ben has kept his practices and merinos up with the times through careful genetic selection, measurement and keeping on top of what the rest of the world is demanding of wool. ‘We run 6000 Multi Purpose Merinos (MPM) and have always measured for carcass through Australian Sheep Breeding Values…

  • The Makers: Di & Sandy Martin

    Ever wondered what goes on before my favourite merino wool products from Shleep are ready for sale? In this series, The Makers, we offer a unique first-hand insight into Australia’s best Merino wool-growing properties, in partnership with Shleep. Sandy and Di Martin have Merino wool in their blood. Their ancestory is rich in wool-growing and fibre production, dating back to the 13th Century – a passion that has been carried down the family tree to their own Merino wool-growing property, ‘Coolatoo’, in South Australia. For this Australian wool-growing family, Merino wool is not just a business, but a way to proudly carry on their family legacy in an industry they…

  • THE CULT OF VEGANISM

    I have a vegan in my family. For years we have been accommodating her beliefs and lifestyle. We have supported her, gone without and adjusted our diets just to be in her presence. We have catered to her without a thought for our own life choices. The more I advocate for wool, the more I am learning about the cult of veganism. I see vegans from a place of understanding. To be so passionate about animals that you would change your entire lifestyle, invest so much time into researching and changing your diet and risk offending others just to be a part of a cause you believe in, is a…

  • Access Granted – Madura Plains

    For 29 days I documented the day to day at Madura Plains during their shearing. Nothing about this trip across the Nullabor was going to be ordinary for me. I was putting big fat ticks on my bucket list next to the Nullabor, halfway across Australia and the Great Australian Bight. I was taking my 11 month old babe, Travis, right into the thick of isolation, further than I had ever taken him before. The craziest part about it though, was that if this property wasn’t up to scratch with happy, healthy sheep living there, it would be the end of my career in the wool industry. I would leave…

  • ASH FLINTOFT

    DUCKS ON THE POND! Back in the day, you would hear this ring through the woolshed, to announce the impending arrival of women. Usually carrying over smoko, the swearing would stop and the men would be on their best behavior. Meet Ash Flintoft. She’s not just a little duck on some pond, she’s a woman of the downtube. Ash wasn’t born into a shearing family. In fact, she didn’t have anything to do with the wool industry until she took up work on a sheep station in her late teens. While the station work was all fine and dandy, it was shearing that she fell in love with at first…

  • West Cloven Hills Woolshed

    There are many legends of the shearing industry, past and present. Some receive accolades and some just quietly putt along on their course. They come, they go, but there are some that just aren’t going anywhere – the mighty woolshed. They are built tough, to stand the test of time. Some have had a rough life and stand only as shells of their former glory. Then, there are some that still stand proudly, holding Australia’s history within their walls.   Just a few kilometres out of Camperdown, Victoria sits the West Cloven Hills woolshed. Nestled among the rolling green hillsides, it houses over a century of local history. It tells…

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