Australian Wool Innovation, the industry-owned R&D and marketing company has met wool growers in Cunnamulla, Charleville and Longreach.
According to Chief executive Stuart McCullough while western Queensland had endured extremely tough wool growing conditions he says the market is not in turmoil.
“It’s a pretty depressing view out the window as we come up there. Sheep numbers will be affected for a long time.”
Mr McCullough says that while Australia’s wool supply could drop as much as 15 % rebounding wool prices will help growers.
“Many are glad that wool prices are at $20 per kilogram.”
Mr McCullough also addressed recent claims of turmoil within AWI and says they have been “stirred up” in the wake of the report ordered by Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud.
The Minister recently ordered a review into the organisation which found aspects of its operations needed to be overhauled.
But Mr McCullough says the tour has revealed “no great issues”.
He says the Western Queensland meetings have focussed on recent work in agritechnology and marketing.
Wool growers are currently voting on the industry levy to be paid to AWI for marketing and R&D.
Voting on the levy closes on November 2.