Business

Aussie market collapsing while China weak

China’s consumer confidence has slumped, putting pressure on a market flooded with Australian sheep meat ahead of drought. By Tony Leggett.

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Challenge in China

Northern Hemisphere Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations are likely to influence the direction of lamb, mutton and beef pricing, Tony Leggett reports.

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Checking intra-muscular fat on the chain

Meat companies are testing equipment that can gauge intramuscular fat in carcases immediately after slaughter. Tony Leggett reports.

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Lincoln University opens new building

Opening of a major new building is a sign of recovery for Lincoln University, Anne Lee writes.

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Sourcing the funds

When banks won’t lend, it’s the place of other institutions to step in. By Phil Edmonds.

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Schools reject synthetic carpet

Rural schools putting their foot down when it comes to synthetic carpets and backing their communities by choosing wool carpet will have a helping hand from carpet manufacturer, Bremworth.

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Joining the wool movement

Inspiring our bodies to move and igniting discussion about moving from synthetic to wool fibres, Move to Wool Movement Mat is one of many innovative small Kiwi businesses advocating for the future of strong wool. By Rebecca Greaves.

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Rock star status for strong wool

The story of wool is easy to tell. Wool is a just a haircut. It’s sustainable, natural and biodegradable, so it ticks many boxes. By Tony Leggett.

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Prices improve at early season sales

Good quality and stronger prices have marked recent wool sales, Tony Leggett reports.

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Wool diversification

When Hayden and Anastasia Tristram met as medics in the army, they never imagined themselves farming, but the pull of returning to Hayden’s family farm at Wanstead eventually won out. Four years in, they are developing products to increase the value of their strong wool. By Rebecca Greaves.

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