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Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:54

Wool prices gain

The 9400 bales on offer in the South Island this week saw a 91% clearance and an overall stronger market, says NZ Wool Services International Ltd's general manager, John Dawson.

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Friday, 15 February 2013 09:59

Wool generally steady

The combined North and South Island Wool Auction comprising 13,900 bales saw a 90% clearance despite a firmer NZ dollar, New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd's general manager, John Dawson reports.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:25

Export ‘scandal’ you don’t hear about

From Bruce Wills, president of Federated Farmers

"The New Zealand wool industry is currently weak and fragmented to the point of being dysfunctional," writes Sandra Faulkner in her Nuffield Farming Scholarship report.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 13:54

Dry suits wool

WHILE THE hot, dry weather that’s hit Hawkes Bay has caused grief to many sheep farmers, it’s been a bonus for wool.

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Friday, 08 February 2013 16:09

Combined auction steady

The combined North and South Island Wool auction comprising 15,300 bales saw some variation in price levels between types and selling centres compared to last sale on January 31, however overall the market generally steadied, says New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd's general manager, John Dawson reports.

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Friday, 08 February 2013 15:34

Wool must get boost from rebuild

With over two million square metres of floorcoverings needed for the Christchurch rebuild, Federated Farmers believes strong wool should be given a leading role.

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 16:30

Wool continues to ease

Prices were generally lower for most categories when 19,700 bales went offer from this week's combined North and South Island auction which saw an 80% clearance, NZ Wool Services International Ltd's general manager, John Dawson reports.

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Friday, 25 January 2013 11:25

Wool market softens

The combined North and South Island Wool Sale offering of 16,850 bales saw a softening in price levels as pressure from urgent shipping requirements came off, New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd's general manager John Dawson says.

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Thursday, 10 January 2013 14:56

Demand lifts wool price

The combined North and South Island first wool auction for 2013 resulted in a strong market based on recent increased buying interest particularly from China, New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s general manager, John Dawson says.

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:08

Woolly or wishful thinking?

WE SHOULD give thanks for those fearless souls who still believe they can save the strong-wool industry. As those who have gone before have found, the path to this salvation can be unforgiving.

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