The award winning wool produced at Avington is pearly white, lustrous and soft handling with good crimp definition. Our rigorous selection criteria include staple strength, fleece weight, length, low coefficient of variation (CV) of fibre diameter and nourishment.
Avington produces three luxurious wool lines.
SUPERFINE The micron range of the Avington Superfine is 15.6-17.5, but can vary with the growing season. Around 90% of the wool produced at Avington is superfine.
ULTRAFINE The micron range of the Avington Ultrafine is 14.0-15.5. Around 8% of the wool produced at Avignon is ultrafine.
EXTRA ULTRAFINE The micron range of the Avington Extra Ultrafine is 12.0-13.9. This wool is the ultimate luxury fibre grown and accounts for around 2% of the wool produced at Avington.
Measurement, recording and provenance
Avington’s thorough electronic data collection and recording methods mean fleece quality and traceability is assured.
All ewes and rams are physically classed and assessed annually against strict criteria to ensure we are producing the wool that Avington’s customers demand.
During shearing in October a Laserscan is used to measure the micron and weight of all fleece, so that the specialist wool classer can accurately build specified lines of wool. A full history of each animal is updated and maintained on electronic eartags. This information is printed on a bar code and kept with the shorn fleece when classed until it is pressed into the bale. This process ensures traceability of every fleece.
Avington has won many awards for both sheep and wool. Some of the highlights are:
The Sydney Royal Easter Show
Third year in a row winning the Ultrafine Merino ram fleece section. This fleece went on to win Champion Spinners Type Merino Ram fleece, from ram 140206. It was our second year in a row winning Champion Spinners type, also won in 2016.
Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association
2014-15 Grand Champion Fleece
Australian Sheep and Wool Show Bendigo
2018 Champion Ultrafine Poll merino ram, 160047
2016 Champion Ultrafine Poll merino ram, 140206
2009 Most Valuable Commercial Fleece ($342)
2006 Grand Champion Superfine Ram
Avington has developed experience in recent years in alliance contracting for wool supply because we hold the view that strategic alliances are a better way for woolgrowers to connect with customers. Avington’s customers include retailers, manufactures, processors and wool brokers. Strategic alliances can also ensure product provenance is fully understood and traceable.