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Keep up with news from Australian wool brokers and sheep wool buyers Fox & Lillie Rural.

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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Fox & Lillie Rural Sponsors Wedderburn Shearing School

With the Australian wool industry facing continuing to face a shortage of shearers and woolhandlers, shearing schools such as Wedderburn’s, in north Victoria are crucial in providing entry level training to individuals wishing to pursue a career in the wool trade. Seven students recently completed the Wedderburn two-week intensive Shearing School which provides a realistic...
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Ethical, Sustainable, Profitable wool production wins two Premier’s Sustainability Awards

The Finnegan family wool-producing farm, Kia Ora, has won the Small and Medium Enterprises category Award and the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their cross-operational commitment to sustainability. E.S.P. or Ethical, Sustainable, Profitable wool production is now a feature of the farm, just north of Warrnambool. The Finnigans...
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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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Young wool growers awarded Fox & Lillie Rural’s student scholarships

Amy Jackson and Amy Pilgrim were awarded Fox & Lillie Rural’s 2018/2019 scholarships, aimed at providing Longerenong Agriculture College students with financial assistance towards their tuition fees. Fox & Lillie has been awarding student scholarships at Longerenong College since 2016, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the industry. The two-year $5,000 scholarships provide...
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Shearing Shed Safety, Design & Preparation Workshop, Wellington

Fox & Lillie Rural are pleased to invite you to catch up on all the latest in shearing shed innovation and safety advancements. Date: Friday 6th September 2019 Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm  Location: ‘Ringwood’, 115 Ringwood Road, Wellington NSW From Wellington take Parkes Road, turn right onto Suntop Road and follow for 3km, take another...
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