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British Wool pricing update British Wool pricing update 5 June 2020 As British Wool enters its 70th year of operation the UK, and indeed the world, faces the most severe recession in its history due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The global market for cross bred wool has been shut since February and remains closed. February to May is normally the busiest selling period of the year. As a result we have circa 9m kgs of unsold stock out of a total 2019/20 clip of 27m kgs. Read
British Wool opens new Cornwall Intermediate Depot British Wool opens new Cornwall Intermediate Depot 21 May 2020 British Wool are pleased to announce the opening of a new Intermediate Depot (ID) in Launceston, Cornwall. The new ID is located on the premises of Glynn Marquand who is a beef and sheep farmer keeping mainly Scotch Mule sheep. Glynn also has a shearing contracting business covering Cornwall and the South West. Read
British Wool opens new Staffordshire Collection Centre British Wool opens new Staffordshire Collection Centre 21 May 2020 British Wool are pleased to announce the opening of a new Collection Centre in Penkridge, Staffordshire. The new site is located on the premises of Wayne Underhill, a local sheep farmer who also has a shearing contracting business in the area. Read
British Wool Statement British Wool Statement 15 May 2020 As the shearing season gathers pace, British Wool wish to reiterate to all sheep farmers they continue to operate under Covid-19 Government guidance and are open. Read
Covid-19 update: British Wool open for wool receipts as usual Covid-19 update: British Wool open for wool receipts as usual 6 May 2020 Despite the short term challenges facing the wool sector and the economy in general as result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the clear message this week from Joe Farren, CEO at British Wool is that its depots and head office function are operating and British Wool is collecting and receiving wool as usual. Read
British Wool appoint new Chairman and Vice-Chairman British Wool appoint new Chairman and Vice-Chairman 1 May 2020 Jim Robertson, a sheep and cattle farmer from Dumfriesshire in Scotland has been elected as British Wool’s Chairman. Read