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Wool Market Update – Export demand steady, though humidity poses challenges

Compliments of the season to everyone and wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the past year as without this we don’t have a business and this support is much recognised and appreciated. Wool values during the...

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Website Refresh

The PGG Wrightson website received a notable refresh last month. With a new simplified design and clearer layout, it’s now quicker and easier to find who, or what, you’re looking for. New visitors to the site can find a wealth of industry news on the home page, and a quick click leads to contact...

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Listen: big prices being paid for premium stags and bulls.

Livestock Report: Venison and Velvet. 20.01.2022 Rowena Duncum from The Country talks with Tony Cochrane, National Deer and Velvet Manager for PGG Wrightson, about the big prices being paid for premium stags and bulls. Cochrane agrees that most prices paid are up at least 10 percent on last year’s...

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NZFAP Reminder

We wish to remind all woolgrowers to please provide their NZFAP (NZ Farm Assurance Programme) number on your Wool Specification Sheet when sending your wool into our stores. Demand for NZFAP certified wool is increasing, and growers must specify their number on the specification sheet to enable PGG...

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Sponsorship helps expand understanding for Merino scholars

PGG Wrightson is delighted to sponsor the Otago Merino Association’s annual Monaro Scholarship. Selected annually, scholars visit a variety of Merino properties in Monaro, NSW, gaining a better understanding of breeding principles, bloodlines, and farm management across the Tasman. PGG Wrightson...

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Innovative new direction provides compelling origin story

Most farmers understand that a great story adds marketing appeal, giving premium value to previously primary produce. A long-established Southland farming family achieves exceptional results by putting that theory into practice. Rob Auld is the third generation of his family to farm 200 hectare...

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West Otago Waitangi weekend shearathon to aid charity hospital

In 2020 Otago-based PGG Wrightson Wool representative Jared Manihera organised a 24-Hour shearathon, raising over $50,000 to support Tapanui, West Otago farm manager Shaun Bradley and his family as he battled cancer. Two years on and this Waitangi Day weekend Jared and a team of four Otago shearers...

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Staff profile: Peter Moroney

Staying on top of the woolstore data. Peter Moroney started at the PGG Wrightson Napier woolstore in 1984. Hawke’s Bay born and bred, he went to England for an 18 month OE after leaving school, then cleaned windows in Wellington for 10 years. “I was swinging out over the side of buildings 18 storeys...

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WANTED: Organic Lambswool

Demand for certified Organic wool continues to grow. Our International sales & marketing team at Bloch & Behrens continue to do an excellent job establishing, maintaining and growing a global market for organic New Zealand wool, resulting in substantial premiums being paid to growers. In an effort...

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The Only Way is Up For The Wool Market

Listen now as The Country’s Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson’s Bloch and Behrens General Manager, Palle Petersen, to take a look at the wool market this month. Mackay recalls that according to MPI, New Zealand’s Food and fibre exports are forecast to exceed $50 billion NZD; however there was...

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More than a third of shearing competitions now cancelled

The Southland Shears and the Dannevirke Shears have joined the list of cancellations now affecting more than a third of the competitions on the 2021-2022 Shearing Sports New Zealand calendar. Committees from the shows made the decisions at meetings on Tuesday, bringing to at least 20 the number of...

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King Country shearers aiming to set new five-stand world record

A five member team of young King Country shearing guns is shaping up to make their mark later this month with a crack at the five-stand nine-hour world record for strong wool lambs. Attempting to establish a new mark at Te Pa Station, Ruapehu on Wednesday 22 December, the five shearers, aged between...

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Golden Shears cancelled for second time

World-famed shearing and woolhandling championships, the Golden Shears, has been cancelled for a second time because of the uncertainty of the Coronavirus crisis. Held annually for 60 years in Masterton’s War Memorial Stadium, the championships were to have been held on March 3-5. The decision at...

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Think zinc to protect against facial eczema

Managing Facial Eczema (FE) requires a multipronged approach that involves reducing spore intake and providing zinc as a prophylaxis and therapy. FE is caused by a mycotoxin produced by the fungus Pithomyces chartarum growing in pasture dead matter. This fungus multiplies rapidly when overnight...

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Listen: Rural Property going from strength to strength

The Country’s Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson’s General Manager for Rural Real Estate, Peter Newbold, to take a look rural property this month. Newbold comments on the prominence of sheep and beef properties, and how it is interesting to see good solid heartland areas leading the way. He...

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A New Zealand first: a whole herd online auction.

Listen now. The Country’s Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson’s Roddy Bridson, to talk about New Zealand’s livestock market and online auctions. Summer has finally arrived in Southland as Bridson explains that the season is in full swing. Mackay notes that next Thursday will feature New Zealand...

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Wool report: Selling season in full swing

This week The Country's Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson's Steve Fussell, a wool rep and auctioneer based out of Central Hawkes Bay, to take a look at the wool market this month. Wool auctions are currently in their fortnightly cycle and should move to weekly in two weeks' time in...