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#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 […]

#115 How Merino Sheep can Thrive in Europe – Lesley Prior

Click on the button to load the content from player.captivate.fm. Load content   https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/cfb55be6-90c8-4eb9-af82-288c9af409c8/115-lesley-prior-final-audio.mp3   Lesley Prior successfully breeds merino sheep on her farm near Devon in the UK. Something many sheep farmers never thought possible. In this Wool Academy Podcast interview, Lesley shares her vision of creating a large merino sheep flock in Europe […]

#114 It is not over until it is over – Wool Textile Recycling

https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/8f9c3636-0cde-4183-a035-24f2b2a09ae0/wool-academy-podcast-114-john-parkinson-audio-final-final.mp3 In this Wool Academy Podcast episode, wool textile recycling expert Dr. John Parkinson shares the story of why he started his new wool textile recycling business Iinouiio which stands for It is not over until it is over. Looking back at a life long experience in the textile recycling industry, Dr John Parkinson shares […]

#113 How to develop coarse wool product applications

Click on the button to load the content from player.captivate.fm. Load content In this Wool Academy Podcast episode, Sustainability Wool Industry Expert and Journalist Tone Skårdal Tobiasson shares insights into the different wool research projects she helped develop and coordinate successfully in Norway. The common thread of these Norwegian wool projects is the goal to […]

#112 When Wool Prices Collapse

Click on the button to load the content from player.captivate.fm. Load content The Covid-19 pandemic has lead to a strong decrease of coarse wool prices. What does that mean for the little Flock Wool Trading Company who just collected its first container of Albanian wool ready for sale? CEO of Flock Wool, Evan Thomsen, and […]

#110 First Wool Collection

Click on the button to load the content from player.captivate.fm. Load content In this Wool Academy Podcast Episode, you will learn how the Flock Wool Team collected its first container of Albanian wool. Evan Thomsen, CEO of Flock Wool and Elisabeth van Delden discuss the events as and how they happened.   Watch the discussion […]