Interestingly, none of the politicians managed to escape the wrath of farmers at the protest march organised by the lobby…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.