General News

The winners of Fox & Lillie Rural’s Art Contest announced

The winners of Fox & Lillie Rural’s first ‘Sheep’ themed art contest have been decided! Designed to provide some entertainment for the kids over the summer holidays, the competition saw over 20 entries from kids all over Australia. Thank-you to everyone who voted. We have combined our staff votes with your votes; and the winners...
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Longerenong Scholarships awarded to Thomas Baird and Melea McKay

Longerenong College students, Thomas Baird and Melea McKay were recently awarded the 2021/2022 Fox & Lillie Rural Foundation Scholarships. The two $5,000 scholarships are designed to help support young people who are looking to pursue a career in the agricultural industry, providing financial assistance towards tuition fees and student housing over the two-year course period....
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Week 22 Wool Market Report

AWIS WOOL MARKET REVIEW Week Ending 3 December 2021 (Week 22) The AWEX EMI finished 5¢ higher (+0.4%) in Australian currency and 2¢ lower (-0.2%) in US currency at sales in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle in Week 22. 39,577 bales were on offer nationally, compared with 36,814 bales last sale. 9.9% of the offering was...
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Fox & Lillie Rural expands their operations, opens new store in Tamworth

Fox & Lillie Rural have recently expanded their operations and opened new wool store in Tamworth. The new store will be managed by David Hallam, who has recently joined the company to support the expansion. Fox & Lillie Rural are a family owned Australian company, embedded in wool for over 70 years and pride themselves...
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Blue Illusion showcases their traceable fibre story

French inspired Australian brand Blue Illusion are the latest clothing label to jump on board to tell their traceable fibre story, tracking their woollen garments back to the farms where they were grown for their Traceable Wool Journey. And as clothing brands around the nation dig deeper into their supply chains to learn exactly where their fibres are...
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Unlocking traceability in the wool supply chain

Unlocking traceability in the supply chain isn’t always easy with the various processes and many hands that wool is passed between, from on-farm wool production right through to the final garment being created. Each raw material process is complicated and specialised to say the least. But this challenge is opportunity for Fox & Lillie and...
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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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Week 29 Wool Market Review

AWIS WOOL MARKET REVIEW Week Ending 15 January 2021 (Week 29) The AWEX EMI finished 15¢ higher (+1.3%) in Australian currency and 33¢ higher (+3.8%) in US currency when sales resumed after the Christmas break in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle in Week 29. 52,290 bales were on offer nationally, compared with 44,835 bales last sale....
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