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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).

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

WRONZ to step up?

THE WOOL Research Organisation of New Zealand (WRONZ) is exploring whether it can pick up some industry-good activities proposed under the defeated wool levy.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00

Levy outcome still a bit woolly

WHILE THE decision of wool growers is clear, the wool levy referendum hasn’t put to bed the issues behind why it was held.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:08

Levy promoter blames commercial interests on loss

THE WOOL industry needs a leadership group, says Wools of NZ chairman Mark Shadbolt, who urges prompt talks on setting one up now that growers have rejected the proposed levy.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 13:24

Wool growers reject levy

WOOL GROWERS have voted against the wool levy 43.2% to 56.8% preliminary results from Electionz.com show.

Published in General News
Friday, 10 October 2014 15:44

Wool stays strong

PRICES REMAINED firm overall at the South Island wool sale this week, says WSI general manager, John Dawson.

Published in General News
Thursday, 09 October 2014 16:15

Final call for wool levy vote

OVER 43% of sheep farmers have already voted in the Wool Levy Referendum, which is higher than the total voter return in the 2009 referendum, which was 39%.

Published in General News

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