The CP Wool Board welcomes newly appointed Director, William Oliver

August 29, 2019 8:22 am

William, his wife Karen and their three children (Jack, Molly and Charlie) live in the Te Kuiti area where they run two farms comprising of 1500 operative hectares with Romney sheep (4000 ewes and 1000 hoggets), beef (1300 head) and deer (2600 head). They also grow grain and silage and have forestry plantations. He is on other boards and is…

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New hemp factory to pave the way for ground-breaking product innovation

August 29, 2019 8:22 am

A new hemp processing facility in Christchurch is set to open the way for ground-breaking research and development into products made from hemp and linseed flax fibres – with a huge range of potential applications from yarn to construction materials. Under a partnership established late last year, Hemp NZ, which grows and processes hemp nationwide, has acquired a 15% interest…

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Wool contamination, the effects and how to prevent it

August 29, 2019 8:21 am

Wool contamination in the wool shed can cause major problems in processing. Items like clothes, sacks, string, and twine are broken up during processing and will ruin the finished product, there have been increased instances of contamination in NI scours while the SI has reduced but still a problem. Press bars if not detected can cause major damage to processing…

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Price rise

August 29, 2019 8:20 am

The CP Wool board and management have recently reviewed the pricing structure for the associated costs of handling our clients’ wool. Due to ongoing increases in operating costs, such as insurance, compliance costs, rent increases and external temporary storage, fuel and freight costs, we have no choice other than implementing a small increase to consolidated charges to all CP Wool…

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New Zealand wool showcased in offices, shops and homes around the globe

August 29, 2019 8:20 am

The global marketing efforts of Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool) means the humble looking sheep in your nearest paddock could be producing wool that is destined for some very high places around the world. Through its subsidiary NZ Yarn, which spins wool yarn for use in carpets and rugs, CP Wool has supplied wool that is gracing the floors of…

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Merino Review 2019 – First Lite – CP Wool

June 27, 2019 10:04 am

INNOVATION • Hunter’s clothing A natural choice for outdoors​​ ​Simon Williamson’s passion for wool is infectious. He is on a mission to tap into the growing consumer preference for natural, sustainable, wool clothing. ​​​The upper Waitaki Valley farmer owns the 3700ha Glenbrook Station north of Omarama, with wife Kirsty and three sons, George, Ben and Ted. He was approached several…

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Dual cropping to increase efficiency in commercial hemp farming

June 14, 2019 11:26 am

New multi-purpose cropping innovations being developed by Hemp NZ, Carrfields and NZ Yarn are paving the way for highly efficient use of the whole plant – resulting in higher potential returns for growers. Under a partnership established late last year, Hemp NZ, NZ Yarn and Carrfields are making pioneering changes to hemp harvesting technology, which allows the stalks and seed…

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Shareholders back Primary Wool Co-Operative, providing strong support for organisation’s future

May 30, 2019 2:40 pm

Primary Wool Co-Operative (PWC) shareholders have placed their organisation on an extremely strong footing for the future, providing overwhelming support for two key resolutions at the co-operative’s 44th annual general meeting. Farmer shareholders voted in favour of maintaining PWC’s 50% shareholding in CP Wool, as well as over 98% supporting a constitutional change enabling a capital raise to back CP Wool’s…

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