Young wool grower back from global tour

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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.”

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Felicity Brump­ton.

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