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Press Releases

Welsh shearer sets a new British shearing record Welsh shearer sets a new British shearing record 16 July 2024 Meirion Evans, an experienced Welsh shearer was successful in his record-breaking attempt on Saturday shearing 791 sheep across nine hours. Meirion, 25, from Machynlleth, North Wales has been busy preparing for this challenge for months and over the weekend, all his hard work and commitment paid off with Meirion setting a new 9 Hour British Ewe record shearing 791 ewes. Read
British Wool Invests in NexGen Tree Shelters to Propel Wool-Based Tree Guards British Wool Invests in NexGen Tree Shelters to Propel Wool-Based Tree Guards 26 June 2024 British Wool has announced a strategic investment in NexGen Tree Shelters Ltd., a pioneering company specialising in bio and environmentally degradable tree shelters, hedging and vole guards made from British wool. The investment will enable NexGen to commence full production of its eco-friendly tree shelters, which have undergone extensive development and testing since winning the Innovation in Wool award in 2020. Read
Wool returns stable despite a smaller clip. Wool returns stable despite a smaller clip. 21 May 2024 Following a reduced wool clip in 2023, wool returns are similar to last year for British Wool members in 2024. Most core grades are up 1p or 2p per kg, while Mountain grades are slightly lower, with the overall lower wool intake weight impacting the returns. Jim Robertson, Chairman of British Wool, says: “Prices strengthened in the autumn but have weakened again over the last two months with Mountain wool types struggling all season. British Wool’s auction prices for the season are on a par with New Zealand. Read
British Wool announces 2 new sites in North East Wales. British Wool announces 2 new sites in North East Wales. 16 April 2024 Following a review of our wool delivery services in North East Wales, British Wool is delighted to confirm new arrangements for the 2024 season in this area. British Wool will not be using the L.E Jones site moving forward and as a way of improving and providing a more convenient service to members in the area, we will be offering an option of two new sites for the delivery of your wool, both are based within the county of Denbighshire Read
British Wool announces new ambassadors British Wool announces new ambassadors 9 April 2024 British Wool has launched an ambassador programme, enlisting two representatives per nation across the UK. With a high calibre of ambassadors, the programme follows on from the success UK competitors experienced in the world sheep shearing and wool handling championships at last year’s Royal Highland Show. Read
Re-elected Board Member for British Wool’s English Northern Region Re-elected Board Member for British Wool’s English Northern Region 12 February 2024 Carl Stephenson, who farms near Bishop Auckland, County Durham has been re-elected as British Wool’s English Northern Regional Board Member for a further three-year term, beginning on 1st April. Read