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Strong wool growers wanting to introduce merino genetics, to take advantage of more lucrative fine wool prices, can now do so with confidence.
A meat industry-dominated group has formed to carry out the recommendations of the Wool Industry Project Action Group report and is ready to lead that change.
Two wool companies, that handle around one-third of NZ’s strong wool clip between them, are looking to join together in an effort to rejuvenate the country’s struggling wool sector.
A Lincoln-based wool products company believes it offers a glimmer of hope against the increasing negativity currently saturating New Zealand’s strong wool industry.
Northland sheep and beef farmer James Parsons doesn’t see himself as the white knight when it comes to fixing the wool sector.
Maintaining ewes in good body condition and the provision of shelter are two important management factors in maximising this year’s lamb crop.
OPINION: Long-time wool industry observers have greeted the latest report aimed at resurrecting the ailing fortunes of the country’s struggling strong wool sector with a healthy dose of cynicism.
Despite claims by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor that a new report will be the plan “to revitalise New Zealand’s strong wool sector…” there’s widespread belief it will do no such thing.