Fox & Lillie News

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

Emily Shield’s auctions off family’s 100th shearing wool

Fox & Lillie Rural’s brokerage coordinator, Emily Shields auctioned off her family’s 100th shearing MINONA wool last week on Wednesday 14th of February. It was a big milestone for the family who all came to watch Emily auction the wool at the Melbourne sale rooms. See the full article here.
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The Heritage of Wool Tour 2018

Please note The Heritage of Wool Tour 2018 is now full. Please get in touch with one of our representatives to express your interest for any future study tours.  Fox & Lillie Rural is excited to offer you the opportunity to join us on our 2018 The Heritage of Wool Tour. Fox & Lillie Rural’s...
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Global Luxury Index on the rise – what this means for wool

The S&P Global Luxury Index which tracks 80 of the world’s largest publicly traded companies engaged in the production or distribution of luxury goods or services is sitting at an all-time high at 2844.89. The rise is driven by the surge of big spending Chinese shoppers “who are splurging at home, during trips to Europe...
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Click go shears for charity

  THE Melbourne-based managing director of Australia’s second biggest wool export company will dust off his shears for a good cause at the Wentworth Show tomorrow. Jonathan Lillie, from Fox & Lillie, has been challenged by two sheep producers from NSW’s far south west to demonstrate his shearing skills to raise money for the Pooncarie...
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Wool brokers look at China

A group of wool brokers has returned from a study tour of China focusing on wool processing beyond the farm gate. The 31 Fox and Lillie Group staff — including employees from Benalla, Horsham and Mildura — discussed current processing and market trends for wool with their Chinese counterparts. They also witnessed the processing of...
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Fox & Lillie Rural lead Chinese study tour

A HORSHAM wool broker has toured export and rural service divisions in China as part of an educational study tool. Andrew Hendy was among 31 Fox and Lillie Rural staff who participated in the tour earlier this month. The purpose of the study tour was to enrich staff knowledge of wool processing beyond the farm...
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Brokers visit biggest buyer

IT’S no secret that wool prices have returned to glory days so getting an insight into the workings of one of our biggest buyers is critical. A group of 31 people from Fox and Lillie recently completed a tour to China. China buys 80 per cent of Australia’s wool and the tour was an opportunity...
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Agriculture a great career choice

With semester one drawing to a close, the college is looking forward to welcoming back its second-year students who are part-way through their compulsory industry placement. The students’ choice of industry placements certainly vary, from students working on farms to some learning the role of an agronomist. A group of students has been fortunate to secure...
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Longerenong College students experience the wool industry

TWO Longerenong College students will do industry placement at Fox & Lillie Rural this month to get exposure to the wool industry. Emma McCrae and Tom Roughead were awarded the 2016-17 Fox & Lillie Rural scholarship last year. The scholarship is designed to provide opportunities for young students at a grass roots level in the industry, looking...
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Wool scholarships awarded

During May this year, two students who were awarded with the Fox & Lillie Rural scholarship at Longerenong College will undertake industry placement at the company, gaining valuable exposure into the wool industry. Last year Emma McCrae and Tom Roughead from Longerenong College were awarded the 2016/2017 Fox & Lillie Rural scholarship, designed to provide...
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