Fox & Lillie Rural celebrate the official opening of their Corowa wool store with over 150 people attending the evening

Fox & Lillie Rural celebrated the official opening of their new Corowa wool store on Monday night with over 150 attending the evening including woolgrowers, industry professionals and staff.

Guest speakers included Julie Davies, the General Manager of Processing and Innovation at Australian Wool Innovation, Chris Howie, the CEO of the RMA Network, as well as Fox & Lillie Rural’s Managing Director, Jonathan Lillie.

Fox & Lillie Rural recently expanded their operations and opened a new wool store in Corowa which offers full Australian Wool Testing Authority Services and wool storage facilities.

“The dedication and diligence showed by Jenni and Scott Bredden in making this store a reality has been unwavering.” said Jonathan.

“With this continued dedication from our loyal staff at Corowa and Culcairn, we have all the foundations to make Corowa the wool hub of the eastern Riverina.”

Located at 1-6 Header World Avenue, Corowa, the new wool store is part of a continued expansion into New South Wales by Fox & Lilllie Rural, who have recently established new stores at Corowa, Wagga Wagga, Gunning and another store in Tamworth underway.

Fox & Lillie export’s Managing Director, James Lillie said that the company expansion during its 76th year was a reflection on its faith in the continuing future of the Australian wool industry.

“We are in interesting times but we have been through downturns in the market before and recovered. We are positive about the future and we want our company to be part of the continued expansion of the wool industry”

Jonathan Lillie said that the new Corowa wool store will give growers the opportunity to deliver locally and deal directly with one of Australia’s largest integrated wool brokers, buyers, exporters and early stage wool processors.

“Our Culcairn store manager, Jenni Bredden has done a superb job servicing woolgrowers in the Culcairn and surrounding areas and the new Corowa wool store was a natural progression for a new facility.

Our commitment to regional Victoria and New South Wales continues as we are very engaged in ensuring regional communities continue to grow and proposer.

We have been embraced by the local community and look forward to continuing our active role in the region.”

The new store will improve on the company’s current service offerings in the area and woolgrowers can expect the following services which includes accredited wool testing, quick turnaround from shed to the auction, tender services, private trade and store door buying services with prompt payment, on-farm pickup service and freight savings.

The evening also formally recognised and thanked John Harrison, who recently retired from Fox & Lillie Rural, for his dedicated service to the company, his clients and colleagues. John has been a great advocate for the business and represented Fox & Lillie Rural so well in the North East of Victoria for eighteen years. The depth of his knowledge on Sheep and Wool and across many farm situations has given clients a real advantage and full credit to John for his enthusiasm and care.

We thank everyone for joining us for the official opening of our Corowa wool store and we look forward to continuing to provide a sound and professional service to woolgrowers in the Corowa, Culcairn and surrounding area.


Photos from the evening: 

Img 3048 CopyJames Lillie, John Harrison and Jonathan Lillie at the Corowa opening night.Corowa wool store opening nightJonathan Lillie presenting at the Fox & Lillie Rural Corowa Wool Store Opening night Jonathan and James Lillie with Jenni Breddon.