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When you work with PGG Wrightson Wool you’re working with one of New Zealand's largest and oldest wool companies. We’ve been servicing the wool industry for over 170 years all the way from farm gate, to markets across the world.

Our expertise covers crossbred, mid-micron and fine wools. Wool growers are guaranteed on-farm assistance and expert advice to produce good quality clips.

We offer a variety of sales methods for clients to get the best outcome. We also incorporate Bloch & Behrens Wool (NZ) Ltd, our own in-house international sales and marketing company with direct access to export markets to benefit our clients and customers. 

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1 February 2024
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Supply and demand factors favouring growers in post-Christmas wool market

Post-Christmas prices at auction for all crossbred wool types have lifted. Supply and demand factors are playing into a scenario that favours growers: supply coming forward for sale is lower than anticipated, while manufacturers in China have increased demand, further stimulating the wool market...

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1 February 2024
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Large charitable Hawke’s Bay farming enterprise partners with PGG Wrightson

A charitable trust that has recently modernised and is one of the largest farming entities in Hawke’s Bay has elected to undertake all its wool business through PGG Wrightson. Established in 1977, the Joan Fernie Charitable Trust (JFCT) owns three substantial Hawke’s Bay rural properties...

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1 February 2024
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Wool Street Journal

Hammer comes down on 50 year career

For PGG Wrightson South Island wool manager Rob Cochrane 50 years in the stock and station industry has flashed by. On 3 December 1973, aged 18 and fresh out of Christchurch Boys’ High School, Rob started work at Dalgety NZ Ltd, Christchurch. “I was the mail boy: sorting mail, licking stamps...

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1 February 2024
Categories
Wool
Wool Street Journal
Market Commentary

Supply and demand factors favouring growers in post-Christmas wool market

Post-Christmas prices at auction for all crossbred wool types have lifted. Supply and demand factors are playing into a scenario that favours growers: supply coming forward for sale is lower than anticipated, while manufacturers in China have increased demand, further stimulating the wool market...

Video or image
1 February 2024
Categories
Wool
Wool Street Journal

Large charitable Hawke’s Bay farming enterprise partners with PGG Wrightson

A charitable trust that has recently modernised and is one of the largest farming entities in Hawke’s Bay has elected to undertake all its wool business through PGG Wrightson. Established in 1977, the Joan Fernie Charitable Trust (JFCT) owns three substantial Hawke’s Bay rural properties...

Video or image
1 February 2024
Categories
Wool
Wool Street Journal

Hammer comes down on 50 year career

For PGG Wrightson South Island wool manager Rob Cochrane 50 years in the stock and station industry has flashed by. On 3 December 1973, aged 18 and fresh out of Christchurch Boys’ High School, Rob started work at Dalgety NZ Ltd, Christchurch. “I was the mail boy: sorting mail, licking stamps...

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Grow with PGW Wool

We operate four processing centres throughout New Zealand located at Napier, Christchurch, Mosgiel and Invercargill. Our nationwide team of wool specialists provides a comprehensive range of high-quality services to our grower clients and to international and local wool processors.

Add value to your wool business

Through our International sales and marketing company, Bloch & Behrens Wool (NZ) Ltd, we can offer wool growers price certainty. Securing wool long term adds certainty to the supply chain and manages price fluctuations.

Bloch & Behrens has direct relationships with manufacturers around the world, many of whom are seeking supply and price certainty. As a result, we can offer growers fixed price forward contracts while the wool is growing on the sheep’s back. 

We auction significant quantities of wool throughout the wool selling season at New Zealand's two key auction houses, based in Napier and Christchurch. We drive efficiency by maintaining good working relationships with testing houses, exporters, transporters, scours, dumpers, and shipping agencies.

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