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The situation for wool may be dire, but Waipukurau woolbroker Philippa Wright is not walking away from it.
The wool industry is in limbo waiting to see what the world outlook is like “once countries start resuming normality of some description”.
The wool industry hopes for some lifting of COVID-19 restrictions limiting shearing and crutching to animal welfare reasons only.
The WoolOn Creative and Fashion Society is changing tack for its 2020 event in August in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Wool trading on both sides of the Tasman is back up and running after a cyberattack on industry software provider Talman.
The wool industry continues to face challenges with depressed wool prices for a third year in a row, says Primary Wool Cooperative chair Janette Osborne.
For strong wool sheep, lice infection is a nuisance more than a hefty financial cost. But, for fine wool sheep the financial toll is much greater.
The Wools of NZ board considers its 2019 financial outcomes to be satisfactory given “the first year as a fully commercial company, operating in a very challenging wool market”.