Wool Prices

‘Sheep sector losing €10.8m in value of wool compared to 1988’ – Comiskey

‘Sheep sector losing €10.8m in value of wool compared to 1988’ – Comiskey

The sheep sector is losing €10.8 million annually with regard to the value of wool compared to back in 1988....

June 28, 2022

Calls for wool study to be published immediately

Calls for wool study to be published immediately

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called for the long-awaited wool feasibility study to be published immediately....

June 7, 2022

British Wool reaffirms stakeholder commitment to auction

British Wool reaffirms stakeholder commitment to auction

British Wool CEO Andrew Hogley believes that the organisation’s wool auction system remains fit for purpose in a post-pandemic world....

June 7, 2022

Wool prices on the rebound with further potential growth – Ulster Wool

Wool prices on the rebound with further potential growth – Ulster Wool

Wool prices have strengthened considerably since the easing of the Covid-19 pandemic measures in countries around the world. However, British...

June 7, 2022

Wool quotes unchanged with ‘merchants in a crisis’

Wool quotes unchanged with ‘merchants in a crisis’

Wool quotes for 2022 are the same as both 2020 and 2021, with one merchant describing the wool trade as...

June 6, 2022

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 prices: ‘Looking like 20c/kg for lowland wool’

Wool prices: ‘Looking like 20c/kg for lowland wool’

Depressed wool prices have seen farmers get from as little as 5c/kg to 20c/kg for their wool clip over the...

May 9, 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

3,000 eligible for NI’s wool payment yet to apply

3,000 eligible for NI’s wool payment yet to apply

Around 3,000 Northern Ireland farmers eligible for the department’s Covid-19 support payment for wool have yet to apply despite the...

August 11, 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

Quotes for wool starting at 20c/kg and ‘unlikely to move off that’

Quotes for wool starting at 20c/kg and ‘unlikely to move off that’

With many sheep farmers getting their flocks shorn over the past while, and many more preparing to do the same...

June 7, 2021

Donegal Yarn secured as wool group’s first customer

Donegal Yarn secured as wool group’s first customer

Dismayed at the sharply falling price of wool on the traditional route to market, a group of wool producers –...

June 6, 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

Wool prices this year ‘looking likely to stay at 2020 levels’

Wool prices this year ‘looking likely to stay at 2020 levels’

Wool prices this year are looking likely to stay at 2020 levels, according to an Irish Wool Merchant. 2020 was...

May 2, 2021

Irish wool needs support now as NI supports its sheep industry

Irish wool needs support now as NI supports its sheep industry

Last Friday saw Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, agree a £1.27 million Covid-19 support package for the sheep industry...

April 6, 2021

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

Northern Ireland (NI) Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced a financial support package worth up to £1.27 million for NI...

April 2, 2021

Farmers’ views: ‘If you had to travel to get rid of the wool you wouldn’t get the price of the diesel back’

Farmers’ views: ‘If you had to travel to get rid of the wool you wouldn’t get the price of the diesel back’

2020 has been a mixed year for sheep farmers. Lamb prices have been strong for the most part throughout the...

September 20, 2020