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Media Releases 2001

New shearers and wool handlers hit sheds
10 May 2001
The wool industry's 'hands-on' training programme for young people
the Modern Apprenticeships scheme
is going strong in Marlborough.

Six-legged critter control
1 May 2001
WoolPro has republished the popular booklet Fly and Lice, Numbering Their Days.

Quality assurance lifts wool value
9 April 2001
Fernmark Quality Programme wools are generally better quality than non-FQP wools and, more often than not, this means better prices.

Three steps closer to drench-free sheep
13 March 2001
They say you can't have your cake and eat it too, but farmer-funded research shows that farmers may soon be reducing their reliance on chemical drenches, while increasing their profits.

WoolPro signs up top local shearers as instructors
28 May 2001
WoolPro has added four new part-time shearing instructors to help out the full-time instructors in their areas, including two top shearers from Southland and Otago.

Advanced shearing courses now run regionally
3 February 2001
WoolPro is making it easier for shearers to do advanced courses closer to home.

Wool identity to retire
9 May 2001
WoolPro managing director and industry identity Lance Wiggins will retire on 30 June.

'Micron madness' makes messy wool lots
6 July 2001
'Micron madness' on some farms is stopping fine wool being prepared properly and is costing farmers money, says the industry's wool quality watchdog.

WoolPro joins forces with Massey and Lincoln
7 June 2001
WoolPro has joined forces with Massey and Lincoln Universities in a drive to maximise technology development and uptake in the sheep industry.

More muddy boots help for Southland
7 February 2001
WoolPro has a new pair of workboots on the ground in Southland, with former farm consultant Aaron Meikle taking up the reins on its extension team.

WoolPro adds top shearers to instructors' team
28 May 2001
WoolPro has added four new part-time shearing instructors to help out the full-time instructors in their areas.

First full QA wool delivery for China
9 April 2001
A five tonne trial wool shipment currently on its way to China is believed to be the first fully quality assured consignment sent to that market.

Shearing trainers to cover country
7 February 2001
WoolPro has just signed up two new full-time shearing instructors
one on the North Island's East Coast and one in South Otago
with the aim of making shearing training accessible to all.

New WoolPro from July
Giving sheep farmers more of a competitive edge

16 May 2001
From July 1, WoolPro
the company set up by the Wool Board in 1998 to fund technology development and training for wool growers
will have a new mission.

Big dry poses prickly problem
13 March 2001
Thistles are rearing their ugly heads again in drought-affected central New Zealand.

Wool industry at forefront of Modern Apprenticeship scheme
23 February 2001
The first shearing and wool handling apprentices trained under the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme are now working in the sheds.

Wool exports hold
15 May 2001
Wool exports are holding their value despite major currency movements in the last 12 months, according to figures released by WoolPro.

 

 

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