Queensland wool farmers to decide

Important: Wool growers need to vote on two upcoming elections for the sake of their industry.
Important: Wool growers need to vote on two upcoming elections for the sake of their industry.

Wool growers will have had two important votes to cast in the coming weeks – one is for the Queensland state election and the other is on how they want the future direction of the industry to look like.

By the end of today, growers should have voted on new resolutions at the Australian Wool Innovation’s annual general meeting and also had a chance to have their say on matters that countedfor them and their state.

AgForce sheep and wool board director Jim McKenzie said it was imperative that farmers had their say.

"Australian Wool Innovation is the industry's research, development and marketing body and is funded by woolgrower levies with a revenue of $88 million last financial year so its board has a powerful role to play in deciding where our industry heads into the future,” he said.

"Given the recent controversies involving AWI, it is absolutely critical that Queensland wool growers cast their vote this year rather than providing the meeting chair with their proxy.

AgForce’s view of having the number of members on the board to remain the same, at seven, was important, according to Mr McKenzie.

Mr McKenzie said all wool growers who were eligible to vote should have received an information pack by mail and they can vote online by logging on to the AWI’s Share Registry.