British Wool

Stephenson returns unopposed as British Wool board member

Stephenson returns unopposed as British Wool board member

Following British Wool’s call for nominations for members of the board in the English Central and English Northern Regions, Carl...

January 13, 2021

Kelly re-elected as Ulster Wool board member

Kelly re-elected as Ulster Wool board member

Following a call for nominations by Ulster Wool to represent wool producers in Northern Ireland, Brendan Kelly has been returned...

January 13, 2021

British Wool launches major cost-saving initiative after impact of Covid-19

British Wool launches major cost-saving initiative after impact of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant detrimental impact on the global wool market and despite the fact that British...

January 5, 2021

Welsh Government commits to increasing wool in public buildings

Welsh Government commits to increasing wool in public buildings

Wales has become the first of any UK nation to formally commit to using more wool in its public buildings....

September 9, 2020

British Wool denied access to UK coronavirus support fund

British Wool denied access to UK coronavirus support fund

Farmers unions across the UK have urged their retrospective governments to intervene after British Wool was refused access to a...

June 26, 2020

UK wool price to average 32p/kg for 2019-2020 clip

UK wool price to average 32p/kg for 2019-2020 clip

The price for last year’s wool has been set at just 32p/kg as the wool marketing board struggles to sell...

June 4, 2020

British Wool warns of 10 million kilos of unsold wool

British Wool warns of 10 million kilos of unsold wool

The UK’s wool industry could be in for a close shave as the British Wool Marketing Board warned its stocks...

May 7, 2020

NSA and British Wool launch campaign to fight back against anti-meat slurs

NSA and British Wool launch campaign to fight back against anti-meat slurs

Big players in the British sheep industry are going to war against anti-farming campaigners, hoping to ‘set the record straight’...

October 17, 2019

New national competition shows even the best can improve their sheep shearing skills

New national competition shows even the best can improve their sheep shearing skills

Young Farmers have developed skills in sheep shearing as part of a new competition run by the National Federation of...

July 28, 2018

Ulster Wool volume collected increases by 13% compared to year before

Ulster Wool volume collected increases by 13% compared to year before

Ulster Wool collections are up by around 13% for the season so far compared to the same period the year before....

June 26, 2018

Wool prices expected to remain competitive as demand is ‘set to grow’

Wool prices expected to remain competitive as demand is ‘set to grow’

Demand for wool is set to grow significantly over the coming years, according to recently appointed Ulster Wool chairman Brendan...

June 20, 2018

Could your flock hold the Golden Fleece?

Could your flock hold the Golden Fleece?

Ulster Wool has launched its 2018 ‘Golden Fleece’ competition, designed to showcase the exceptional quality of wool in the region....

May 2, 2018

Ulster Wool’s new rep set to take producers through turbulent times

Ulster Wool’s new rep set to take producers through turbulent times

Ulster Wool’s first representative – Brendan Kelly – hasn’t even started yet but already faces a challenging three-year term, taking...

March 28, 2018

Market diversification: Are natural wool carpets the next niche?

Market diversification: Are natural wool carpets the next niche?

A new approach to marketing Ulster’s wool could help turn the tables on more than 20 years of designers veering...

March 27, 2018

Kelly wins British Wool board election

Kelly wins British Wool board election

A Co. Antrim sheep farmer with almost a thousand breeding ewes has been elected as the newest addition to the British...

February 15, 2018

Wool Board nominations set for election as Buchanan ends 12-year tenure

Wool Board nominations set for election as Buchanan ends 12-year tenure

Two Northern Ireland sheep farmers have been nominated to replace outgoing British Wool Board chairman Ian Buchanan as the Northern...

January 24, 2018