Tuesday, 18 July 2017 11:55

Lost levy, lost opportunity

The wool industry might now be in a slightly better situation today had it voted for a levy in 2014, says Blenheim farmer Derrick Millton.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:55

Wool’s wretched woes

Having 60% of the nation’s wool exports going to China and continuing to sell wool as a commodity has left us exposed, says Wools of NZ chairman Mark Shadbolt.

Published in General News
Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:55

Wool event should be a fixture – RWNZ

Organisers of Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Creative Fashion event want to grow the revamped historic show and use it to promote wool’s many attributes, says committee member Anne Pullar.

Published in Agribusiness

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

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