British Wool announces changes to producer haulage charge

British Wool have announced changes to their producer haulage charges for the 2021 season.

British Wool have confirmed, in order to further support producers, they’re enhancing the service offering with onward carriage fees at all approved collection sites from this season, being abolished.

Andrew Hogley, CEO of British Wool said: “Throughout the pandemic British Wool’s depots and collection sites remain open in a Covid secure manner and we continue to accept all types of wool from all producers, a principle which lies at the core of our cooperative ethos.”

Producer haulage charge

Hogley continued:

Abolishing the onward carriage fees for approved collection site demonstrates our commitment at British Wool in delivering a high level of service and also enhancing our service offer to producers.

Hogley added: “A small number of producers chose to hold on to their wool last year. This meant we handled less wool which had a negative impact on our operating cost per kilo.

“The more wool we handle the more cost effective our operations become which in turn allows us to return more value to all producers.

Andrew Hogley

“With this in mind please encourage your colleagues in the farming community to support us and deliver their wool this year.

The restructuring programme announced earlier in the year is nearly complete – this will have no negative impact on the service we offer producers and we have opened a number of new collection sites this season. British Wool’s shearing courses are also resuming this year.

“We see this as an essential part of the support we provide for our industry,” he concluded.