With the surprise resignation of John Wilson, the Fonterra board has promoted long-time director John Monaghan as its new chair.
The Wool Summit had an air of collaboration and an understanding of the need to consolidate the industry, says Wools of New Zealand chairman Mark Shadbolt.
The wool industry has to be restructured; there is no other way, says prominent grower Derrick Millton.
The proof of the pudding will be in the eating following the Wool Summit, says Feds meat and wool industry group chairman Miles Anderson.
Farmers hope next week’s wool summit in Wellington will bring much needed action for New Zealand’s wool industry.
The shearing industry must move now to stave off the threat of farmers being unable to get their sheep shorn, says Mark Barrowcliffe, president of the NZ Shearing Contractors Association.
A fortnightly online wool auction modelled on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) will go live for the first trading event on May 22.
The Herlihy family’s 24-hour charity Shearathon, raising money for mental health and suicide prevention in the shearing industry, could become an annual fixture following the success of the recent North Canterbury event.
The opportunity for high-quality wool carpets in the world beyond New Zealand and Australia is massive, says Cavalier Corporation chief executive Paul Alston.
The wool industry might now be in a slightly better situation today had it voted for a levy in 2014, says Blenheim farmer Derrick Millton.