Auckland company Texus Fibre is preparing to tap into the multi billion-dollar global market for facemasks — and NZ woolgrowers are likely to benefit from the deal.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:35

Mutant sheep answer to wool’s woes?

Research into mutant sheep with the naturally occurring trait of straight rather than crimped wool may lead to new potential for wool, says AgResearch scientist Jeff Plowman.

Published in General News
Thursday, 19 January 2017 15:21

Sheep industry in peril – veteran

THE SHEEP industry, especially wool, is in a very serious situation and governments don’t help by adding increasing layers of complexity to regulation, says an industry veteran.

Published in General News
Friday, 02 December 2016 13:32

South Island wool sale eases

The 4700 bales on offer saw a 74% clearance with mixed results, however all prices paid locally are still above last week’s North Island auction levels, NZ Wool Services International chief executive John Dawson reports.

Published in Markets
Friday, 25 November 2016 10:53

Wool continues to ease

The 7250 bales of North Island wool on offer saw a 72% clearance with most types easing further.

Published in Markets
Friday, 21 October 2016 11:53

Wool market firms

The double auctions in the South and North Islands attracted more interest yesterday.

Published in Markets
Friday, 07 October 2016 12:15

Wool sale steadies

The South Island sale of 8565 bales comprising a wide range of wool types saw good support with 78% of the offering selling. 

Published in Markets
Friday, 30 September 2016 12:33

Big shearing sports season opens in Alexandra

One of the biggest seasons in New Zealand shearing sports has begun with the national Merino Championships in the Central Otago town of Alexandra today and tomorrow.

Published in General News

Managing ewes for maximum survival and profitability is underpinned by four key profit drivers, says Australian livestock consultant San Jolly.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 10:55

Luxury garments from ‘stroppy’ sheep

Exclusive collections of fabrics and knitwear now being launched in the UK trace back to a very small but stroppy sheep farmed in the South Island and parts of Australia.

Published in General News
 

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