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73% clearance at latest British Wool auction
Darren Carty
The poor global demand for wool was reflected in this week’s auction, with the clearance rate reducing by 15% to its lowest level in several months.
27 July 2022 Dealer
Farmers will be instrumental in delivering all six sectoral targets
Now we're finally past the debate around exact sectoral targets, it will quickly become apparent that farmers, far from being the problem, are central to the solution.
19 July 2022 News
All-island wool council needed immediately - INHFA
The organisation is calling on the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and his department to immediately convene a meeting of all stakeholders in the woollen industry.
88% clearance in final British Wool sale
The offering of 1,129m kilos included 713t of old-season wool and 416t of new-season wool.
9 July 2022 News
Wool feasibility study calls for 'Irish-grown' wool brand
The creation of an 'Irish-grown' wool brand is viewed as an essential pre-requisite to growing the value-added sector and successfully scaling the production of new wool-based products.
6 July 2022 News
Farmers behind with sheep shearing
A shortage of shearing contractors has forced some farmers to revert to doing it themselves.
6 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Wool study ‘offers very little to farmers’ - IFA
There are no immediate pathways identified in the Wool Feasibility Study for improving prices paid to farmers for their wool, according to IFA.
1 July 2022 News
All-island ‘Irish grown’ wool brand needed – study
The Wool Feasibility Study suggests that there are market opportunities in wool’s use as a fertiliser, in insulation and as a growing medium.
1 July 2022 News
Department wool feasibility study remains unpublished
Farm organisations and opposition TDs continue to question Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue on the delayed publication of a study into the feasibility of the wool sector.
28 June 2022 News
Wormer resistant sheep scab present in NI
Sheep scab is caused by mites and injectable wormers which have the active ingredient macrocyclic lactone are a common treatment.
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Understanding the many wonderful values of wool
Wool is a unique product that occurs naturally, has numerous valuable uses and will readily biodegrade back into the environment when its lifetime use has been reached.
15 June 2022 News
Survey finds 36% of NI flocks had sheep scab
The new research states that sheep scab is “widely dispersed and endemic” across Northern Ireland.
15 June 2022 Northern Ireland