Fox & Lillie News

China business hampered by cashflow and shipping squeeze

Fox & Lillie Rural Stock & Land Contribution. The same theme in the wool market has continued during the past few weeks. There has been good trading activity in the 19-micron and broader Merino categories, and the finer micron types just do not have the same push that they had a month ago. And it...
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Victorian fleece in the global spotlight

Stock & Land article. A high-end fashion label has used a south-west Victorian farm as the location of a new global advertising campaign aimed at spruiking the benefits of traceable wool. Melbourne brand Wolfgang Scout used the Warrnambool property for a series of campaign shoots which will go live on social media platforms next month....
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Fox & Lillie Rural Hillston Wool Buying Day

Deliver your butts, bags and bales to Hutchison’s transport deport between 7am-7pm Saturday 17th April for on-the-spot purchasing and payment. Earlier deliveries welcomed. Great Pricing All types and volumes, no matter how big or small. Guaranteed same day service. Wool pack returns. Hobby farmers welcome. Register your club or community group so members can choose...
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Knitwear – the eighth wonder of the world

The first week of wool sales performed admirably to begin the new calendar year and as far as we are concerned, the eighth wonder of the world is wool knitwear. The pressure on micron continued this week as it has over the previous months. We have discussed numerous times in the past few years how...
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Rumours of wool import restrictions but demand remains strong

There has been some recent speculation that wool may be included in the rumoured list of commodity import suspensions by China. Fox & Lillie export has constant communication with its agents and customers in China, who have informed us that, so far, there is no concrete evidence to suggest there have been problems – or...
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Chinese Holidays Driving Demand For Wool in October

The wool market saw a tremendous run-up last week and the pressure increased as each hour drew closer to start of the wool auctions. Looking back at the period leading up the sale tells quite a story. On Thursday 8th October after the previous sale week, the price levels from China were sitting at levels...
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Mounting interest for training in shearing and woolhandling

The Australian wool industry has reported seeing an increasing number of local people looking to participate in shearing and woolhandling courses as they consider new employment opportunities, a trend which has emerged as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. As Australia prepares for a substantial workforce shortage due to border closures and travel restrictions...
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Wool Pipeline Clogged

The COVID-19 virus has had a significant impact on the wool pipeline, as the market continues to show more signs of the challenges inherent in this once-in-a-100-year event. As we know, China had the virus first and went hard to lockdown to keep it confined to Wuhan – as much as possible. The timing coincided...
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