Big deal to benefit wool growers

One of the largest single New Zealand wool partnerships of modern times has been signed between the multinational clothing and footwear company VF Corporation and New Zealand Merino.

Spurned wool bales cost heaps

About 900 bales of wool rejected for scouring in one day had a full market value of $600,000,  National Council of Wool Interests chairman John Dawson says.

Wool stains could stop processing

Dye-stained wool unsuitable for scouring could be problem for years because of the high volume being stored, New Zealand Woolscouring chief executive Nigel Hales says.

Spray markers can cripple wool prices

Claims for wool tainted by spray markers and raddle have been settled by New Zealand Woolscouring and it urges farmers to separate tainted fleece in the shearing shed and thrown in the bin.

Wool marketing gets fillip

Wools of NZ has launched a programme to reeducate consumers on the value and attributes of wool.

Chinese spark wool market nerves

Wool market volatility highlights the world being nervous about China, a major Australian buyer of New Zealand fine and mid-micron fleece says.

Rookie women shearers raise funds

A group of Hawke’s Bay women have organised a shearing competition among themselves to raise awareness about mental health in rural communities.