Australia’s well earned reputation for producing wool with low levels of dark and medullated fibres is under threat with the detection of increased occurrences of contamination by early and later stage processors of Australian Merino wool.

Australian Merino wool is used in 64% of the world’s apparel wool products (90% for wools less than 19 μm) because of its high reputation.

Other countries would like to be in this position. The Australian industry needs to have all growers committed to the Scheme to protect our reputation.