Now that the circus surrounding the Budget’s release has subsided, Milking It makes the following observations about some of its…
Auckland wool innovator Lanaco say NASA should determine within about six months whether its wool-based filter technology will be used in the Orion spacecraft for upcoming deep-space exploration missions.
Investment in technology and assurance programmes led to Wools of New Zealand (WNZ) becoming the supplier for a new Marks and Spencer (M&S) clothing range, says Rosstan Mazey, WNZ chief executive.
Merino wool is “very much the talk of the town at the moment,” says PGG Wrightson South Island sales manager Dave Burridge.
With a lot fewer players in the wool industry these days there is a better chance of getting consensus, says NZ Wool Exporters Council president Peter Whiteman.
The Wool Summit had an air of collaboration and an understanding of the need to consolidate the industry, says Wools of New Zealand chairman Mark Shadbolt.
The wool industry has to be restructured; there is no other way, says prominent grower Derrick Millton.
The proof of the pudding will be in the eating following the Wool Summit, says Feds meat and wool industry group chairman Miles Anderson.
Farmers hope next week’s wool summit in Wellington will bring much needed action for New Zealand’s wool industry.
The shearing industry must move now to stave off the threat of farmers being unable to get their sheep shorn, says Mark Barrowcliffe, president of the NZ Shearing Contractors Association.