General News

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update for Fox & Lillie Rural Clients

Dear Clients, We have been working through the advice and guidelines from the Federal and State Governments on managing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All Fox & Lillie Rural stores are open for business, and we will endeavour to remain that way until further Government advice or industry issues which may impact our continued operation....
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A very special wool bale donated to a great cause

A very colourful and specially decorated wool bale was auctioned for charity this week, with all proceeds donated to the Michael Manion foundation. Michael and Cathy Blake from Ballyglunin Park near Hamilton Victoria, very generously donated a bale of fine merino fleece which had been carefully decorated by their grandchildren, Lachie, Jasmine, Edward and Lucinda....
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Week 35 of Australian wool sales cancelled due to software cyber-attack

The Australian wool sales have been cancelled for week 35 due to an unprecedented malicious cyber-attack on the Australian wool industry’s main software program, Talman, which was held to ransom. This has caused major disruption to the industry, affecting not only the auction buying system, but the exporter and broker systems as well. Talman are...
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Wool shines at ISPO, Munich

Attracting more than 2,850 exhibitors from over 55 countries to exhibit at their January show to 80,000 visitors, ISPO Munich is the world’s largest multi-segment trade show in sports with exhibitors presenting their latest sports products for the upcoming Autumn/Winter season segments for Snowsports, Outdoor, Health and Fitness, Urban and Teamsports. Some of the larger...
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Goodas Wool Inverell Joins Fox & Lillie Rural

  We are pleased to announce that Goodas Wool in Inverell, New South Wales has joined the Fox & Lillie Rural business. Both family owned and operated, Fox & Lillie Rural and Goodas Wool have an extended and successful history of business, so the acquisition was a natural fit. Fox & Lillie Rural’s managing director,...
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Make Your Next Knitwear Purchase As Eco-Friendly As Possible

As winter approaches areas in the Northern Hemisphere, consumer minds turn naturally towards cosy knitwear and after a long summer of climate-crisis headlines, shopping sustainably is becoming even more important. The longevity of wool makes it one of the most environmentally-friendly natural fibres around. As a natural and biodegradable fibre, some knits can even have...
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Wedderburn Shearing School

Wedderburn Community House in partnership with Fox & Lillie Rural, Shearer & Wool Handlers Inc. and the local branch of the VFF, present Wedderburn Shearing School 2019. Taking place in September/October 2019, Wedderburn Shearing School hosts 12 students over two weeks for intense training in shearing and wool handling. At the completion of their course,...
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Australian wool prices under big pressure

The price of wool is falling steeply as China’s textile industry feels the fallout from the trade war with the United States, and European economies weaken. with industry leaders bracing for worse to come. Australian wool prices are back to 2016 levels with growers withdrawing bales from auctions after more price falls last week linked...
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