Ulster Wool

Ulster Wool to pay £8.4m for 2021 clip

Ulster Wool to pay £8.4m for 2021 clip

Ulster Wool will be making payments worth £8.4 million to its members for the 2021 clip, representing an overall average...

May 20, 2022

Wool sales up and increased prices warmly welcomed

Wool sales up and increased prices warmly welcomed

Ulster Wool has confirmed that market prices across all fleece types have increased by 40% since the beginning of the...

November 26, 2021

Irish wool sector deserves a Covid-19 support package

Irish wool sector deserves a Covid-19 support package

Sheep producers in Northern Ireland have until August 12, to apply for the Covid-19 wool sector support measures, confirmed by...

August 3, 2021

NI’s £1.2 million Covid-19 wool support scheme opens

NI’s £1.2 million Covid-19 wool support scheme opens

A £1.2 million Covid-19 support scheme has opened for applications from sheep farmers affected by the global slump in wool...

July 29, 2021

Wool prices pick up as 2020 selling season comes to a close

Wool prices pick up as 2020 selling season comes to a close

Markets for 2020 wool have started to pick up, with prices up around 38% compared to the slump experienced over...

June 21, 2021

Ulster Wool announces winner of new development programme

Ulster Wool announces winner of new development programme

A young sheep farmer from Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone, has been announced as the winner of the Ulster Wool new Training...

June 5, 2021

No advance payment for 2021 wool in NI

No advance payment for 2021 wool in NI

Farmer organisation Ulster Wool has said it will be unable to make additional payments to suppliers of certain types of...

May 20, 2021

Ulster Wool to scrap producer haulage charges

Ulster Wool to scrap producer haulage charges

Wool marketing body Ulster Wool has announced changes to its producer haulage charges ahead of this year’s shearing season. A...

May 5, 2021

NI sheep farmers urged to ‘use it or lose it’ with wool board

NI sheep farmers urged to ‘use it or lose it’ with wool board

Sheep farmers have been urged to continue to feed wool into wool depots, for fear shortages due to low prices...

January 18, 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

Ulster Wool seeks non-executive board member nominations

Ulster Wool seeks non-executive board member nominations

Farmer-owned wool marketing collective Ulster Wool is seeking nominations for its next non-executive board member. Current member Brendan Kelly (pictured...

December 12, 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

Ulster Wool prices buck historic trends

Ulster Wool prices buck historic trends

After a bright start to the 2018 season, the global cross-bred wool market proved extremely challenging from September onwards, due...

June 3, 2019

Ulster Wool invites wool producers and shearers to depot open day

Ulster Wool invites wool producers and shearers to depot open day

Sheep farmers wanting to gain a greater understanding of how Ulster Wool grades and sells their wool are invited to...

May 21, 2019

Ulster Wool and NSA to host joint meeting for sheep farmers

Ulster Wool and NSA to host joint meeting for sheep farmers

Ulster Wool and the National Sheep Association (NSA) are to host a joint meeting for sheep farmers to give an...

April 24, 2019

Do you hold the Golden Fleece?

Do you hold the Golden Fleece?

Ulster Wool has launched the 2019 Golden Fleece Competition, designed to showcase the exceptional quality of wool. Managed by Ulster...

April 18, 2019

Ulster wool prices expected to be up 10p/kg on 2017

Ulster wool prices expected to be up 10p/kg on 2017

The Ulster Wool depot team grades tonnes of wool on a daily basis, ensuring farmers across Northern Ireland realise the...

October 3, 2018