Video and worksheet: Investigating key Australian fibre production practices in the cotton, timber and wool sectors

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This video is about production of fibre from sheep and how it is used.
Video in review: Thyne McGreggor works at Willalooka Pastoral Company, SA. The dominant/well known sheep in Australia are the Merino, bred for wool. Merino wool is used for clothing, whereas the southdown wool has lower quality and is used for fibre (like carpet). The wool is graded.
Filming at the Minijumbuck, a wool bedding company, SA, which has been around since 1970s. It has a unique branding using the rams head. Wool is a natural fibre, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable, where there are work opportunities, and use of cutting edge technology – efficient machinery, computerised, precision, reliable.

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To access the Teacher worksheet please go to the following website:

http://primezone.edu.au/resources/VIDEO-Investigatingfibre.html

Keywords

sheep, merino, wool, marketing, PIEFA resource, worksheets

SUBJECT

Geography
Science
Technologies

CURRICULUM CODE

ACSHE136, ACSSU112, ACHGK037, ACTDEK032, ACTDEP036

TYPE

Video

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