Alliance creates 35 new jobs

Alliance is investing a further $1.4 million at its Dannevirke plant for greater efficiencies in processing. 

It is re-configuring processing operations and investing in more technology, bringing total investment at Dannevirke to $12m in the past year.

New leader predicts strong future

Primary Wool Co-operative shareholders have backed the board, voting to support of the organisation’s proposed future direction.

At the annual meeting in Dannevirke shareholders provided overwhelming support for two key resolutions that incoming chairwoman Janette Osborne says cement a strong footing for the future. 

Group targets tree policy

The Government’s goal of planting a billion trees will destroy the provincial heartland and the New Zealand economy, a new lobby group says.

Lamb prices too high

Winter lamb contracts are coming into play and at close to $8 a kilogram are boosting confidence for a repeat of last winter’s buoyant prices.

Winter contracts at $7.90/kg and spring contracts between $7.40 and $7.60/kg are surfacing in the South Island but the larger processors are yet to come to the table in the North Island.

FARMSTRONG: Shearers look after top paddock

An initiative in the wool harvesting industry is changing traditional attitudes to injury prevention and wellbeing and it’s not just shearing crews who are benefiting.  

Times are changing in the woolshed, Shearing Contractors’ Association spokesman Mark Barrowcliffe says.

Brit chefs tell good lamb tales

Kiwi lamb is once again featuring on British restaurant menus, earning its place because of its provenance and quality.

Finer wool fills wallets

Linking end markets back to the farmgate is the optimum way to get the best value out of wool, PGG Wrightson wool general manager Grant Edwards says.

Directors back PWC despite doubts

Primary Wool Co-operative is depending on the ongoing support of two of its directors after reporting another annual loss.

The auditor, KPMG, said in the annual report there is a material uncertainty that might cast significant doubt on the company’s ability to continue as a going-concern.