Entries by Elisabeth van Delden

#125 Sophie Holt about animal welfare on farm

Tom and Sophie Holt raise Dohne Merinos on their farm Coonong Station in Australia. Coonong Station is RWS and Authentico accredited as well as being the only Australian wool producer to be Certified Humane. Coonong station is a declared native wildlife sanctuary and also operates a kangaroo rescue, rehab release facility and is all WIRES […]

#124 Nora and Viktor Jelinek about the value of story telling

Nora and Viktor Jelinek run a business by the name Visual Narrative. They are specialised in helping companies tell their stories successfully through photography. They are particularly focused on helping sustainable and socially conscious businesses succeed through their beautiful images. In this episode, Nora and Viktor Jelinek share insights into how also businesses in the […]

#123 Dr. Paul Swan about SustainaWool and the future of wool standards

Dr. Paul Swan is the Program Manager of the sustainability standard SustainaWool at the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). In this Wool Academy Podcast interview, Paul Swan provides details about SustainaWool and discusses challenges and opportunities for sustainability standards within the wool industry. Click on the button to load the content from player.captivate.fm. Load content https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/152308be-8964-4f0d-acd4-a74de4532806/123-paul-swan-sustainawool-audio.mp3 […]

#122 Cody Nicholson-Stratton about the Foggy Bottoms Boys

In this interview, Cody Nicholson-Stratton shares details about how the Foggy Bottoms Boys farm managed in 6th generation evolved out of a passion for diversified livestock and local food systems into the sustainable business it is today. Cody shares the story of how he and his husband Thomas were looking to diversify their family’s farm […]

#121 Susan Finnigan from Kia Ora about ethical, sustainable and profitable wool production

Susan Finnigan together with her husband, son, and daughter-in-law grow fine merino wool on their sheep property Kia Ora in Australia. The farm is certified for several animal welfare and sustainability standards. Several industry awards have recognised the family’s outstanding work. In this interview, Susan shares details about how she and her family grow ethical, […]

#119 Sustainability and Business Strategy Go Hand in Hand – Ian Whiteford from Alex Begg

Click on the button to load the content from player.captivate.fm. Load content   https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/21b7eacb-24d1-48cc-8d75-a21d8001c831/119-audio-ian-whiteford-at-alex-begg.mp3   Ian Whiteford is responsible for Sustainability and Compliance at the Scottish weaving company Alex Begg. In this interview, Ian Whiteford shares insights about how the company started implementing its sustainability strategy and the lessons learned on the way.   Watch […]

#118 How to know if a sheep is happy – Pam and Andre Christie-Smith

Click on the button to load the content from player.captivate.fm. Load content   https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/b4f671f4-69b8-49ab-a2f1-e60c32cc641b/118-audio-file-pam-and-andre-christie-smith.mp3   Pam and Andre Christie-Smith farm in 6th generation on their sheep farm Kleiheuwel Trust in South Africa. In this episode, they share insights into their everyday farm life of running a sustainable and animal welfare-friendly farm. They explain how they […]

#117 The Value of Improving Sheep Genetics – Mark Ferguson

Click on the button to load the content from player.captivate.fm. Load content   https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/9439abf6-f314-4981-b66f-ced746b6ecfd/117-mark-ferguson-audio-final.mp3   Mark Ferguson is an Agricultural Geneticist specialised in sheep and other natural fibre animal breeds. Mark helps wool growers improve their flocks through genetics at his company NeXtGenAgri. Mark is also the host of the Head Shepherd podcast. On this […]

#116 Custodian of land and animals – Richard Daugherty

Click on the button to load the content from player.captivate.fm. Load content   https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/16dc94c7-3acc-4ba8-827d-b17e13d20df9/116-richard-daugherty.mp3   Richard Daugherty is a South African wool grower based in Australia. He and his wife Sarah and their two children farm sheep and cattle on Balala Station west of Uralla since 2011. Richard is highly committed to regenerative farming and […]