wool

‘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

Minister’s ‘response gives life to the cliché pulling the wool over our eyes’

Minister’s ‘response gives life to the cliché pulling the wool over our eyes’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, wouldn’t be drawn on when, specifically, the long-awaited wool feasibility study...

May 30, 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

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

The Six Nations Blade Sheep Shearing Championship will return to this year’s Balmoral Show, which take place from May 11-14,...

April 20, 2022

European Wool Day to take place tomorrow

European Wool Day to take place tomorrow

The second European Wool Day will be celebrated at the Museo del Traje in Madrid, Spain this weekend (Saturday, April...

April 8, 2022

Inter-generational project makes for close knit communities

Inter-generational project makes for close knit communities

‘Knit-Stitch’, an inter-generational pilot project launched last May by Meath eco education business ‘Wool in School’, sent a large number...

January 2, 2022

Woollen mills increases number of partner farmers

Woollen mills increases number of partner farmers

A Co. Kilkenny based woollen mills that works with Galway fleece is increasing its number of partner farmers yearly as...

November 27, 2021

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

Experts appointed to conduct review into potential markets for wool products

Experts appointed to conduct review into potential markets for wool products

Minister Pippa Hackett has announced the appointment of The Agile Executive to conduct a review of the potential demand in...

November 19, 2021

Sheep wool used to build walking trails in Co. Leitrim

Sheep wool used to build walking trails in Co. Leitrim

A volunteer group in Co. Leitrim has found a novel use for sheep wool – using it in the construction...

August 16, 2021

Sheep farmers donate €2200 worth of wool to Mayo/Roscommon Hospice

Sheep farmers donate €2200 worth of wool to Mayo/Roscommon Hospice

A group of sheep farmers in Co. Roscommon have come up with a unique way to raise over €2000 for...

August 8, 2021

Irish wool sector deserves a Covid-19 support package

Irish wool sector deserves a Covid-19 support package

Sheep producers in Northern Ireland have until August 12, to apply for the Covid-19 wool sector support measures, confirmed by...

August 3, 2021

Wool Feasibility: Experts sought to examine potential markets

Wool Feasibility: Experts sought to examine potential markets

An experienced provider is being sought by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to undertake a study into...

July 9, 2021

Crafter highlights difficulty sourcing natural wool stuffing

Crafter highlights difficulty sourcing natural wool stuffing

The difficulty in sourcing natural wool stuffing for her dolls (@dottydolls on Instagram) has been highlighted by a Roscommon woman...

May 23, 2021

‘Knit-Stitch’ project puts emphasis on Irish wool

‘Knit-Stitch’ project puts emphasis on Irish wool

‘Knit-Stitch’ is a new inter-generational pilot project launched on Tuesday last (May 4), by Meath eco education business ‘Wool in...

May 9, 2021