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Good preparation will boost mid-micron wool prices

Thursday, 23 May 2002, 2:14 pm | WoolPro

WoolPro and wool exporters say farmers who take time to prepare mid-micron wool properly, will be well-rewarded this season. More >>

Premiums For Quality-Assured Drysdale Wool In US

Friday, 15 March 2002, 1:33 pm | WoolPro

United States mills will pay premium prices for quality-assured Drysdale wool, according to WoolPro and wool exporter H Dawson Wool NZ Ltd. More >>

New wasp in fight against clover root weevil

Monday, 28 January 2002, 11:24 am | WoolPro

Finding the right strain of a tiny wasp will be the key to solving farmers’ problems with the clover root weevil, say researchers. More >>

WoolPro moves to varsity

Thursday, 29 November 2001, 1:13 pm | WoolPro

WoolPro, one of the country’s largest funders of sheep research, has joined forces with Lincoln and Massey Universities. More >>

New Sheep Louse Test

Wednesday, 8 August 2001, 4:20 pm | WoolPro

An early warning lice detector test, which will make checking for lice more accurate and save farmers money, is just around the corner. More >>

‘Micron madness’ makes messy wool lots

Tuesday, 10 July 2001, 9:05 am | WoolPro

‘Micron madness’ on some farms is stopping fine wool being prepared properly and is costing farmers money, says the industry’s wool quality watchdog. More >>

Innovation Wins Award For Christchurch Company

Tuesday, 10 July 2001, 8:41 am | WoolPro

Innovative work by Christchurch’s Wool Production Technology has netted the company the prestigious ‘Excellence in e-Business: Business to Business award at the Computerworld Excellence Awards, held in Auckland last night (Friday July 6). More >>

Wool Exports Hold

Tuesday, 15 May 2001, 3:05 pm | WoolPro

Wool exports are holding their value despite major currency movements in the last 12 months, according to figures released by WoolPro. More >>

Wool identity to retire

Wednesday, 9 May 2001, 5:30 pm | WoolPro

A former Wool Board senior executive, he took over the reins of WoolPro in 1998 when the board spun-off its former wool production division as a separate venture. More >>

Six-legged critter control

Tuesday, 1 May 2001, 12:48 am | WoolPro

First published in 1997 along with a video on flystrike control, it has now been fully-revised, with a greater emphasis on the use of modern jetting races for off-shears lice control. More >>

Quality assurance lifts wool value

Monday, 9 April 2001, 5:29 pm | WoolPro

Fernmark Quality Programme wools are generally better quality than non-FQP wools and, more often than not, this means better prices. More >>

First full QA wool delivery for China

Monday, 9 April 2001, 5:26 pm | WoolPro

A five tonne trial wool shipment currently on its way to China is believed to be the first fully quality assured consignment sent to that market. More >>

Big Dry Poses Prickly Problem

Tuesday, 13 March 2001, 2:13 pm | WoolPro

WoolPro extension specialists in Wairarapa, Nelson/Marlborough and Canterbury are expecting thistles to be particularly fierce in those regions this year due to the hot, dry summer. More >>

Three Steps Closer To Drench-Free Sheep

Tuesday, 13 March 2001, 2:10 pm | WoolPro

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too. But farmer-funded research shows that farmers may soon be reducing their reliance on chemical drenches, while increasing their profits. More >>

More Muddy Boots Help For Southland

Thursday, 8 February 2001, 3:59 pm | WoolPro

WoolPro has a new pair of workboots on the ground in Southland, with former farm consultant Aaron Meikle taking up the reins on its extension team. More >>

Shearing Trainers To Cover Country

Thursday, 8 February 2001, 3:58 pm | WoolPro

WoolPro has just signed up two new full-time shearing instructors – one on the North Island’s East Coast and one in South Otago – with the aim of making shearing training accessible to all. More >>

Wool Tenders Criticised

Wednesday, 20 December 2000, 1:52 pm | WoolPro

North Island wool growers are likely to be selling themselves short by allowing their clips to be put up for tender, according to WoolPro. More >>

Thistles Give Mills The Pricker

Friday, 10 November 2000, 12:47 am | WoolPro

Specialist wool processors from the Manawatu to Belgium are up in arms about thistle contamination in New Zealand wool. More >>

“Shot in the arm” for wool training

Thursday, 20 July 2000, 5:18 pm | WoolPro

Young people who want to make a career in the wool industry will be helped by the Government’s Modern Apprenticeships scheme. More >>

Wet wool will cost farmers and shearers

Tuesday, 4 July 2000, 4:12 pm | WoolPro

Farmers and shearers could face large bills if they shear sheep with wet wool, say WoolPro and the Federation of New Zealand Wool Merchants. More >>





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