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Wool Street Journal: Staff profile Dave Burridge

Fitness and the great outdoors combine Dave Burridge's passion for adventure racing. During working hours, Dave Burridge is South Island Auction Manager for PGG Wrightson Wool, overseeing all the details for every fortnightly wool auction held in Christchurch. Outside the auction room, Dave is a...

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Wool Street Journal: New Wool Integrity store launched

PGG Wrightson Wool, along with our international sales and marketing arm Bloch and Behrens Wool, has launched an online store selling wool products for all its grower clients and the wider community. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase a variety of the finest wool products from the company’s...

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Wool Street Journal: National Shearing Circuit final rounds are ‘last man standing’ as other events are cancelled

The PGG Wrightson Vetmed National Shearing Circuit is set to be completed despite the cancellation of all other competitions for the rest of the 2021-22 shearing sports season. Circuit convener Warren White, of Waimate, said it is planned to have both the lambs and second-shear rounds at the Apiti...

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Wool Street Journal: Opportunity knocks for two new wool trainees

PGG Wrightson appointed two new wool trainees this month, Tamzin Lee, based in Napier and Hine Mullany in Christchurch. Selected from 47 applications for the positions, both have a long-standing interest in agriculture and a strong commitment to wool. Although Tamzin grew up in Napier, she spent as...

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Wool Street Journal: Fifth generation Southland farmer launches new knitwear brand

Kate Macdonald wanted to add value to the wool produced by the 6500 Romney, Perendale and Texel cross ewes on her family's Southland farm. In February, after two years of preparation, she launched a new fashion knitwear brand that transforms the farm's clip into high-value garments illustrating the...

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Wool Street Journal: Wool Market Update

Interview with Grant Edwards Jamie Mackay from The Country spoke with Grant Edwards GM of Wool for PGG Wrightson and started with a topic on everybody’s mind right now: Russia. Now that New Zealand has joined with other western countries in imposing sanctions on Russia, will it make it difficult for...