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So far Brandt Ashley has created 16 blog entries.

Wool course presents wider picture

2022-04-11T17:14:35+12:00April 11th, 2022|

Cameron Mochrie was in Year 12 at Central Hawkes Bay College in Waipukurau when he was offered the chance to work part time over summer at locally-based Wright Wool, privately-owned wool buyers, brokers and exporters. Although born and raised on the family dairy farm, Cameron saw it as an opportunity to experience first-hand another side of the agricultural sector and […]

New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme (NZFAP)

2021-08-31T13:24:04+12:00August 31st, 2021|

You may already be aware that the National Council of Wool Interests (INC) have recently been working towards membership for the whole of the NZ wool industry to be a part of the NZFAP. This has successfully been completed and from 1 September 2021 wool that comes from an NZFAP certified farm can be promoted and sold as NZFAP.

Wright Wool […]

Crimped wool secret to luxury pillow

2021-07-20T17:16:46+12:00July 20th, 2021|

By: Linda Hall, assistant editor for Hawke’s Bay Today. 

There is nothing worse than an uncomfortable pillow. Personally I like mine soft, others like them firm.

Most of us have experienced long nights away from home tossing and turning and cursing for not bringing our own pillow.

So when I heard about the new luxury Wright Wool Pillow I was intrigued.

Based and made […]

Local Focus: Desperately seeking sheep dags in Hawke’s Bay

2021-07-17T11:13:35+12:00July 17th, 2021|

Daggy wool is in short supply after a dry summer, says Philippa Wright of Wright Wool.

“In Hawke’s Bay last year we were stuck with a pretty bad drought, meaning there wasn’t a lot of food, meaning the animals didn’t produce the dags in the same quantities,” she said.

Wright Wool wants daggy wool because after it is dried […]

Bryan Wright – A Wool Merchant’s Legacy

2021-05-31T12:22:17+12:00May 21st, 2021|

The trusted relationships Wright Wool builds in the wool industry have their foundation in the example set by founder Philippa Wright’s father, Bryan, or B.D. as he was known, who ran a successful wool buying and wool classing business in Waimate, South Canterbury.

He had many adventures in the High Country with the many characters farming and working in the wool […]

Wool’s dire situation

2020-06-17T18:46:32+12:00June 17th, 2020|

Written by  Peter Burke 
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 08:55 

The situation for wool may be dire, but Waipukurau woolbroker Philippa Wright is not walking away from it.

Wright hopes the situation will improve and says she’s not going to leave the industry just because of its present state. She says her staff are young, positive and enthusiastic […]

Independent Wool Brokers Make Successful Transition To Online Wool Auctions

2020-06-05T09:27:55+12:00June 5th, 2020|

The North Island’s independent wool brokers have made a successful transition to online trading this week by selling some of their wool on the Wool Online platform (www.woolonline.co.nz) rather than listing their entire catalogues at the traditional ‘open-cry’ auction held in Napier. While the market is still relatively low due to the on-going effects of Covid-19, […]

Wool Sheep Welfare

2020-05-15T11:01:50+12:00May 15th, 2020|

Based on the “Five Freedoms” of the OIE’s Terrestrial Animal Health Code, these Specifications for Wool Sheep Welfare were developed by the wool-growing country members of IWTO.

They reflect the diversity of wool production systems as well as the national legislative animal welfare frameworks of each wool growing country.

Download the IWTO Specifications for Wool Sheep Welfare below…


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