Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / BWMB activities to be displayed at Kent County Show

BWMB activities to be displayed at Kent County Show

06
Jul '12
Visitors to the Kent County Show, Detling near Maidstone (Friday 13th - Sunday 15th July) will have the chance to gain a detailed understanding of the work done on behalf of UK sheep farmers by the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB).

BWMB’s Chief Wool Marketing Officer, Mark Powel will be present at the show judging both the fleece and the Wool on the Hoof competitions.

The combined BWMB and Kent Wool Growers (KWG) display at the show will include information on the latest wool prices whilst illustrating the various parts of the organisation’s work including the marketing and promotion, and the valuable work it does training new shearers explains Trevor Richards BWMB’s Board Member for the South of England.

“Last season’s buoyant wool market means that wool payments are set to rise for the fourth year in succession, by an average of 22p/kg in 2012. Resulting in a significant increase of the Average Producer Clip Value to £1.24/kg for the 2011 season, compared to £1.02/kg in 2010.” These payments are after all operating costs have been deducted, and excluding VAT.

Wool auction prices have risen over the last few years and it is hoped these high prices will be maintained throughout the 2012 selling season said Mr Richards. “It should be noted that we should not become complacent due to the overall economic outlook and the slower growth in China in recent months. We acknowledge the current market is difficult, but we confidently predict the market will improve in autumn and into next year to achieve predicted producer returns.”

On the farming front, Mr Richards says farmers should recognise that it is the BWMB’s unique involvement at all levels of the supply chain which, together with its competitive auction system, puts it in such a strong position to be able to help the UK sheep industry extract the maximum value for its wool.

The BWMB collects, grades and markets wool for all UK sheep farmers, and provides a high quality service to all producers regardless of the type or amount of wool produced. “We’re here for everybody and it’s our collective marketing which helps British farmers get the best price possible for their wool” added Mr Richards.

A key element to BWMB’s promotional work is its involvement in the Campaign for Wool which will also be highlighted at the show as part of the organisation’s promotional activities. BWMB are determined to continue to make consumers aware of the quality of the wool British Farmers produce.

British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB)


Must ReadView All

US President Joe Biden. Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 29th Jul 2021

Proposed amendments to raise US content in federal purchases announced

The United States has decided to raise US-made content in government...

Pic: Shutterstock

Retail | On 29th Jul 2021

UK department store Selfridges put up for sale for £4 bn

Canada's Weston family that owns Selfridges has put up the UK...

Pic: Shutterstock

E-commerce | On 29th Jul 2021

Chinese firm Mogu to acquire 59.62% equity interest in Hangzhou Ruisha

Chinese online fashion and lifestyle destination Mogu has announced...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Fabric selection & recommendation based on client's brief

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Blockchains will be in heavy use by early adopters by 2025

Chini Chouhan,

Chini Chouhan

Founded by Chini Chouhan, her eponymous brand specialises in women's...

Mumin Can Eker,

Mumin Can Eker

Maseksport Inc is a readymade garment exporter. Founded in Izmir in 1989,...

Daniele Uboldi,

Daniele Uboldi

EptaInks is the screen-printing division of Eptanova, a company that...

Sanjay Raut, Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Sanjay Raut
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Tiasha Renganathan, Twinery Innovations by MAS

Tiasha Renganathan
Twinery Innovations by MAS

Twinery-Innovations by MAS is the innovation arm of Sri Lankan company MAS ...

Keith McMillen, Bebop Sensors

Keith McMillen
Bebop Sensors

Bebop Sensors' smart fabrics allows for a new level of interaction between ...

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj, Samshek

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj
Samshek

Samshek is a fashion forward tech brand which combines digital experience...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar has an experience of 12 years in the fashion industry. She...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search