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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.
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).
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.
WHILE THE decision of wool growers is clear, the wool levy referendum hasn’t put to bed the issues behind why it was held.
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.
WOOL GROWERS have voted against the wool levy 43.2% to 56.8% preliminary results from Electionz.com show.
PRICES REMAINED firm overall at the South Island wool sale this week, says WSI general manager, John Dawson.
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%.