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Friday, 17 January 2020 09:48

Oral-free rams sell well

Prices were up on average $400 at the 30th Annual Kikitangeo Romney stud ram sale. 

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Monday, 09 December 2019 08:36

Getting on top of a lousy problem

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. 

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 10:55

Small profit for Wools NZ

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”.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 13:55

A fine win for NZ Merino

NZ Merino took out the Supreme Award at the 2019 New Zealand International Business Awards.

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What happened to the New Zealand First policy of favouring wool in Government procurement contracts?

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 14:55

Championing wool to the world

Telling the story of wool is one of the keys to its resurgence as the global fibre of choice, according to NZ grower owned company Wools of New Zealand.

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Friday, 23 August 2019 12:14

Wool’s smell may combat flystrike

An Australian research project has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to blowflies.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:55

Shearing and wool courses

New ‘micro-credentials’ in wool harvesting will help meet a critical need to train shearers and wool handlers, claims Primary ITO chief executive Linda Sissons.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:55

$2b pay off in fine wool shift – NZM

Shifting half of New Zealand’s crossbred wool clip to higher value fine wool contracts could boost the economy by about $2 billion, says NZ Merino Company (NZM) chief executive John Brakenridge.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 08:22

Wool man launches anti-synthetics petition

Every time you wash synthetic clothes, micro fibres of plastic are washed into the waterways, says Devold Wool Direct general manager and member of the International Wool Textile Board, Craig Smith.

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