• WHITE GUM WOOL

    When I first walked into Nan’s simple, yet stylish Oatlands home in Tasmania’s southern Midlands, she was unpacking groceries delivered from an organic produce supplier in Hobart. As she spoke of her home, milk formula made from scratch was gently simmering on her stove top for her poddy lamb. This woman had me at hello. Jumping into her electric ATV, she drove me to meet her poddy, her seven dogs and we headed up the hillsides into Nan’s world, ‘White Gum Wool’. Nan has always longed for a life on the land, she has an affinity with the animals surrounding her. Pursuing a career as an oceanographer for the majority…

  • Barega Merinos

    The sheep living at Chris Cocker and Shelley Saunders’s Nile property are happy little vegemites. Their world is meticulously monitored and controlled, but at the same time these wooly beauties are free to just be themselves. Welcome to Barega Merinos. It may come as no surprise that ultrafine and superfine wool is grown at Chris and Shelleys farm, nestled in the northern midlands of Tasmania. When you delve a little deeper, there is so much more to this property than just traditional wool and farming practices. Barega is one of a kind and pathing the way for a new generation of merinos. Coming in at an astonishing 14.2 – 16.5…

  • Sierra Park Merino Stud Ram

    SIERRA PARK MERINO STUD, VICTORIA VALLEY VIC

    The farm to fibre concept resonates deeply with the Crawfords. So much so that when their wool leaves their farm they know exactly where most of it ends up. Working closely with Italian buyers and leaving out the middle man, they have been able to physically see the end result of all of their hard work – a deeply satisfying experience for a woolgrower. Sierra Park Merino Stud in the Victoria Valley has been in the Crawford family for four generations with it’s fifth waiting in the wings. Although they may be growing traditional superfine wool (this wool type has been around since the early days of the Australian wool…

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