SHEEP ARCHIVES

Lamb pricing on strong footing

The expected release of multiple mid to high $7/kg early winter lamb contracts has analysts questioning if they are driven to secure supply or market strength.

SWAG set sights on US market

Getting into the heads and minds of modern consumers is a key priority for the Strong Wool Action Group (SWAG) in its drive to understand the future value chain of New Zealand strong wool.

RMPP programme about to wind up

The Red Meat Profit Partnership may be finishing at the end of the month but some of its projects will continue.

INZ gives scanners the green light

Previously declined, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has reassessed and approved visas for 11 foreign sheep scanners to work here.

Golden Shears cancellation disappoints

The cancellation of iconic events like Golden Shears and the Southland A&P Show due to covid alert level changes highlights the need for rural communities to stick together and have a plan B.

AgMatch grows wool range

It's niche and has strict specifications to be met, but a farmer collective buying and selling group is proving that consumers still love crossbred wool.

Bales4Blair project a success

About 400 bales of donated wool was processed for free this week by Canterbury Woolscourers, with half being made into insulation for a new Southland Charity Hospital in Invercargill and the other half sold.