Wool...what will you do with yours...

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Well that’s the first load of wool delivered into BWMB at Bradford. Won’t be many pennies as last years is still at home too come yet! So will just be 2 years worth of advance. Might buy me a brew and half a bacon butty at a mart this spring 😂
 

NFI

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Livestock Farmer
Last years wool clip just about paid for the fuel to take it to South Molten. I think it might be cheaper to throw this year's on the muck heap. At least all I'll have to foot is the contractors bill. The easycare's I've got are looking more profitable by the day.
 

yellowbelly

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Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
So, the whole "Wool....what will you do with yours...?" question rears it's head for another year 😱
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Clipped the first 10 of the year today.
Onwards and upwards 🐑🐑
 

tepapa

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Wales
With the rising price of diesel, I can see the cost of shearing up 10-15p/head, I hope the wool board can sell at a decent price or the farmer will be getting even less of his wool cheque.
 
Wool always used to increase in price at the time of wars as before man made fibres you needed it for army tunics and for blankets.
The last war where wool went very dear was the Korean war 1950 to 1953 when the Americans bought up all the wool around the world.

However with oil prices rising, man made clothing is now more expensive than natural and with the need to reduce energy costs wool will continue its upward trend.
I booked last years into BW today!!!
 
Location
Kent
With the rising price of diesel, I can see the cost of shearing up 10-15p/head, I hope the wool board can sell at a decent price or the farmer will be getting even less of his wool cheque.
Think you could be about right with this. Not just my costs as the contractor but also the living costs of the guys working for me, everything is going up!
 

tepapa

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Wales
Think you could be about right with this. Not just my costs as the contractor but also the living costs of the guys working for me, everything is going up!
As you say everything has gone up, not just for you and your staff but say you need to buy some new combs for the season. If you get them from highway shearing or whoever, their cost of living has gone up also and that's without the extra cost of delivery for the combs so the money is going to be have to come from somewhere/someone. And up steps in the humble shepherd to fund it all, god bless him.
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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