Woven in Time – film launch

2019-03-05T12:35:50+13:00March 5th, 2019|Information|

‘Woven in Time’ follows the history of Australian Merino wool production in Yorkshire. Written and presented by R. Peter Ackroyd.

Wool production in the UK survived war, revolution, and social upheaval, and was almost lost to the introduction and escalation of man-made fibres. Thankfully now it’s making a comeback. This short educational film looks back to the 19th Century where empires and […]

Wool stained yellow by hot summer weather

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

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 […]

What is the Campaign for Wool?

2018-02-22T09:31:44+13:00February 22nd, 2018|Information|

Wool – it’s natural, sustainable and lasts a life time, and now New Zealand has joined a global campaign to reduce consumer reliance on synthetics and put wool back on the map as the fibre of choice.

The Campaign for Wool aims to increase consumer demand for woollen products, thus restoring profitability throughout the industry, especially for growers. […]

Staple Length and Strength Measurement for Crossbred Wool

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

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|Information|

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 – Wool Price Indicator

2018-02-21T13:21:47+13:00February 21st, 2018|Information|

Wright Wool is now able to provide their clients with the most current and up to date Market Indicator for all wool sold through auction in the North Island.

The NWBA has recently developed a complete NI Market Indicator and from this Wright Wool is now able to provide you with market indicators to suit your specific needs.

We will email our […]

Wright Wool Quality Assurance Programme

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

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 […]