Young wool grower back from global tour
MITCHELL merino stud breeder Felicity Brumpton has returned from a tour of China with a wealth of wool knowledge.
Ms Brumpton was one of 12 young wool growers selected from across Australia to attend AWI’s international tour, focused on educating the students on the journey wool takes once exported.
The group visited the country’s biggest manufacturers of raw wool, including processing operation Red Sun, circular knitting mill Mengdi and well-known fabric processing operation Nanshan.
Ms Brumpton, who is studying a Bachelor of Animal Science at Armidale, said the trip had opened up her eyes to future opportunities.
“Close to 80 per cent of Australia’s raw wool production is exported to China for processing, so it’s important to understand this market,” Ms Brumpton said.
“It was two-way learning, we also got a chance to share what we do at home.”