Woolgrowers who have not yet cast their vote have until 5pm AEDT on Friday 5 November to help their industry decide its levy rate for investment in the research, development and marketing activities conducted on behalf of producers by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Held every three years, WoolPoll is a voluntary vote open to all woolgrowers who have paid at least $100 in wool levies over the past three years – that includes Merino producers, mixed farmers or those who only run sheep as seasons allow.
Voting online is the easiest and quickest way for growers to lodge their vote. They can use the shareholder number provided in their voting pack. Alternatively, the shareholder number can be found on the entitlement letter sent in August.
Growers have five levy rate options to support, and can vote for one or more levy rates in order of preference through the independent poll. Those levy rates are 0 per cent, 1 per cent, 1.5 per cent, 2 per cent and 2.5 per cent.
This year’s WoolPoll features a supplementary question which asks woolgrowers whether they want a five-year WoolPoll cycle, or if they want to retain the current three-year voting cycle.
Anyone having trouble casting their vote is encouraged to contact the voter helpline on 1800 990 365.
Vote online and find out more at www.woolpoll.com.au