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Our mission is to drive sustainable demand for British wool in order to maximise returns for our members.

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Improving Wool Delivery Service At Over 100 Drop-Off Sites Improving Wool Delivery Service At Over 100 Drop-Off Sites 4 June 2024 Providing a high level of service to our members which is convenient and reliable is a key focus for British Wool. With over 100 drop-off sites across the UK including grading depots, intermediate depots and on-farm drop-off sites, British Wool regularly reviews the network of sites to ensure the service to members remains high with sites located in the most convenient locations. Read
Meet our Depot Member Services Managers (part 1) Meet our Depot Member Services Managers (part 1) 4 June 2024 The Depot Member Services Manager (DMSM) plays a key role within the depot structure. The DMSM’s are responsible for maintaining a good standard of member engagement and ensuring a high level of service to members at the depots. Read
NEW Puffin Packaging’s 100% British Wool Insulating Packaging NEW Puffin Packaging’s 100% British Wool Insulating Packaging 4 June 2024 Puffin Packaging is making waves with its latest innovation in cold chain packaging, with a new liner made from 100% certified British wool. This groundbreaking achievement underscores Puffin’s dedication to sustainability and cutting-edge solutions to utilise coarse, mountain type wool currently greatly undervalued in the industry. 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
Lambing Blog by Emma Jagger – Shearing Supervisor Lambing Blog by Emma Jagger – Shearing Supervisor 24 April 2024 In this engaging narrative, Emma Jagger, our Shearing Supervisor based at our Bradford Head Offices, takes us on her transformative journey into the heart of the lambing season. As an office-based British Wool employee, with no experience of farming or working with sheep, I thought I needed to change that, so I decided to volunteer for two weeks on my colleague Jayne’s sheep farm in Northern Ireland, during one of the most stressful and exhausting times of the year, lambing. Read
Improving the service to members Improving the service to members 19 April 2024 As we head towards the start of shearing our depots are busy preparing for the new season. This is the time of year when depots will be doing some essential maintenance work around the depots and preparing empty wool sheets whether these are for collection by members from the depot or their local drop-off site. Read