Displaying items by tag: wool

Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:25

Wool gaining, but meat still the king

Introducing overseas sheep to New Zealand’s flock has changed the nature of the wool produced here, says Hawkes Bay wool broker Philippa Wright.

Published in General News
Friday, 15 May 2015 09:58

Little change for wool

The North Island wool auction this week remained mostly firm except for the higher volume of shorter shears, which eased, compared to last week.

Published in Markets
Sunday, 10 May 2015 00:00

Jogging collective memory about wool

Initiative are underway in New Zealand and overseas to highlight the benefits of wool and to increase its use in buildings and homes.

Published in General News
Sunday, 10 May 2015 00:00

Carpet wool comes into fashion

New Zealand strong wool, renowned for its use in carpets, is set to become world famous for a new use – on people's feet.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

‘Rockstar’ lambs wool

Lamb wool has been the ‘rock star’ this season, with values about $1 above last year, according to Wool Services International’s Malcolm Ching.

Published in General News
Friday, 01 May 2015 13:25

Wool market mostly steady

The latest wool auction of 4,700 bales from the North Island saw mixed price movements with a generally steady market overall.

Published in Markets
Friday, 27 March 2015 09:56

Strong dollar softens wool prices

Most types of wool eased this week because of the strengthening NZ dollar and completed shipping requirements, says NZ Wool Services International Ltd’s marketing executive, Paul Steel.

Published in General News

The lower dollar is one of the main influences behind the present buoyant wool market but there are other positive indicators, says NZ Wool Services International’s Purelana manager Malcolm Ching.

Published in General News
Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:59

Wool prices stronger at North Island sale

The North Island sale saw prices lift on the back of a weaker New Zealand dollar and steady off-shore interest, NZ Wool Services International Ltd's marketing executive, Paul Steel, reports.

Published in General News
Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

Beef buffers dairy doom

HIGHER SHEEP and beef prices seem set to buffer the drop in export earnings from dairying, according to the latest economic update from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

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