Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Sheep producers to support Wool Board marketing system

Sheep producers to support Wool Board marketing system

22
Dec '09
Frank Langrish, BWMB's Chairman
Sheep producers would be left with wool on their farms and have to pay for its disposal – that would be the inevitable outcome of a sheep industry that had to cope without the marketing system operated by the British Wool Marketing Board, its Chairman Frank Langrish spelled out to sheep farmers in North Wales.

“Life without the marketing system of the British Wool Marketing Board would mean sheep farmers would be a lot worse off. Those who believe their wool would be bought by private buyers are living in cloud cuckoo land. “You only have to look at how the exporters operate in the current market. They buy wool over a very short time period and are selective in what wool they buy,” Sussex farmer Mr Langrish told members of the Farmers Union of Wales at a meeting in Coleg Lysfasi, Ruthin.

He explained that exporters currently buying from UK sheep producers were only taking wool off farms during a four-month period. “An open market for wool, if there was no Wool Board, would see a lot of sheep producers selling only a small amount of their clip – and many hill farmers and those running small flocks or in difficult locations would have to dispose of the wool themselves,” said Mr Langrish.

Farmers were told that the Wool Board provided a service to all producers - regardless of the size of their flock and the type of wool they needed to sell. “The marketing, promotion, research and development - as well as shearing training undertaken by the Wool Board – would cease if the Board was not in place. And we all know the serious implications that had on the New Zealand wool sector when funding wool promotion came to an end in 2000.

“The price of wool is currently steadily improving and that has to bode well for producers. But the price of wool would reduce dramatically if there was no structured marketing through the Board's auction system. Producers will see a better return for their wool in the future if they support the Board and continue to work together. We must remember that every kilo of wool handled by the Board is vital to keep its operational costs down and ensure producers' returns are maintained,” said Mr Langrish.

British Wool Marketing Board


Must ReadView All

Rajive Ranjan (left), Managing Director, Techno Design GmbH and Technocian Fashions, with Oliver Hein, COO, s.Oliver Group. Pic: PDS Multinational Fashions Limited

Apparel/Garments | On 2nd Dec 2021

PDSMFL (BSE:538730) to source for s.Oliver from India, Sri Lanka

India-based PDS Multinational Fashions Limited (listed on Bombay...

US President Joe Biden. Pic Palinchak | Dreamstime.com

Retail | On 3rd Dec 2021

American families have more money in their pockets: US President

Even after accounting for rising prices, the typical American family...

Pic: heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2021

Messe Frankfurt cancels international home textiles fair Heimtextil

The Messe Frankfurt Group has announced cancellation of Heimtextil,...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Consistency is the first rule of social media

Florian Heubrandner, Lenzing AG

Florian Heubrandner
Lenzing AG

Sustainable and eco-friendly fibres remain in the minority

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Luxury is not just about high prices but ability to create desire

Shivendra Nigam,

Shivendra Nigam

Delhi-headquartered Cantabil Retail India Ltd was founded by Vijay Bansal...

Shyam Gupta,

Shyam Gupta

Established by <b>Shyam Gupta</b> in 1978, Gargee Designer's (GD) offers...

Dr. Catherine Tubb,

Dr. Catherine Tubb

Created in 2018 to investigate the risk of market failure related to...

Johann-Philipp Dilo, Dilo Group

Johann-Philipp Dilo
Dilo Group

German company Dilo Group is one of the leading equipment suppliers of...

Ingo Soller, TWE Group

Ingo Soller
TWE Group

The TWE Group is one of the leading global players in the nonwovens...

Thomas Ong P S, NanoTextile

Thomas Ong P S
NanoTextile

Malaysian company NanoTextile Sdn Bhd taps into the potentials of...

Gaurang Shah, Label Gaurang Shah

Gaurang Shah
Label Gaurang Shah

Hyderabad based designer <b>Gaurang Shah</b>, has been traversing the...

Ruma Devi, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

<b>Ruma Devi i</b>s a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali, Kalaneca

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali
Kalaneca

<div>The journey of Kalaneca (kala-Art, Neca- Nikaah) formally began in...

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


December 2021

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


Advanced Search