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 […]

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…


Wool stained yellow by hot summer weather

2018-04-03T14:35:23+12:00April 3rd, 2018|

Story published by Alexa Cook, Rural Reporter for Radio NZ

An unusually hot and humid summer in the North Island has stained wool yellow, making it harder to sell and leading to lower prices.

Hawke’s Bay wool broker Philippa Wright says some North Island farmers aren’t affected, but overall there is […]

Staple Length and Strength Measurement for Crossbred Wool

2018-02-21T14:27:28+13:00February 21st, 2018|

The New Zealand Wool Testing Authority have produced a brochure with Staple Length and Strength Measurement for Crossbred Wool. The following objectives in introducing a staple length and strength measurement:

The industry uses objective information to provide confidence in meeting specifications for trading and assurance that the end-product will meet expectations. Staple characteristics of length and strength in crossbred wool are […]

The role of a Wool Scour

2018-02-21T14:08:41+13:00February 21st, 2018|

To provide a service to its Customers that ensures the Customers requirements are met 100% of the time.

This involves the processing of greasy wool into a parcel of scoured wool that complies with all the Customers LC and technical requirements.

To assemble parcels of wool as instructed by the customer/owner of the parcel/scourment.

A scourment is usually made up of several lots […]

Wright Wool Quality Assurance Programme

2020-01-14T17:53:11+13:00February 21st, 2018|

Best Practice – Shearing

Given the current climate of animal rights activism, Wright Wool has commissioned a report into the best practice of shearing sheep. As a strict policy Wright Wool supports best practice to all operations that interact with animals, complying with all relevant legislation, codes of practice, and best industry practice.

To become a registered member of the Wright Wool […]

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