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New Collection Centre helps Lancashire wool industry
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Oct '09
Mick Ellison with wool that has been compacted ready for transport
Mick Ellison with wool that has been compacted ready for transport
North west sheep farmers can avoid British Wool Marketing Board re-transport charges and save up to 7p a kilo when they deliver their wool direct to the new on-farm collection centre at Chipping near Preston.

Cold Coates Farm, run by father and son team of Bill and Mick Ellison, is providing facilities for one of the British Wool Marketing Board's new Intermediate Collection Centres which have been set up this year to reduce transport costs and help producers receive more for their wool clip.

The Wool Board expects around 90,000 kilos of wool will go through the Chipping farm this season which is taking in wool seven days a week until the end of the year.

But in addition to providing an opportunity to reduce costs and help producers receive more for their wool, the Wool Board has installed a compactor on the farm which is further cutting transport costs by allowing hauliers to move over twice as much wool per load.

Chris Rowan, Depot Manager of North of England Wools at Bradford, said the opportunity to deliver wool to the farm and then to be able to compact it, would make a significant difference to producers' returns.

“The Wool Board has been doing everything it can to help producers receive a bigger wool cheque and tackling transport costs has been something we've looked at very closely. This system is helping farmers on all counts by giving them a local centre that will take their wool and by further reducing transport costs to Bradford by moving more compacted wool sheets on every wagon.”

Mick Ellison, who also runs a haulage business and is transporting wool to Bradford, said the compactor was making a “massive difference”.

“It used to take us about two hours to get a wagon loaded with wool sheets to give us a load of around 9 tonnes. Now we can load a wagon with over 20 tonnes of compacted wool sheets and it takes us half the time,” said Mick.

British Wool Marketing Board

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