Fox & Lillie News

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

Fox & Lillie Rural Training Scholarship with SCAA Shearer Woolhandler Training Inc

Fox & Lillie has been working with SCAA Shearer Woolhandler Training Inc, providing specialised training in the wool harvesting sector, to assist with combating the shortage of shearers in the industry. Part of the support included a $3000 Fox & Lillie Rural training scholarship designed to support people who are seeking a long-term career in the areas of shearing and wool handling...
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Sector booms as Asians happy to shell out for abalone

  Farmed abalone is becoming a key player in Australia’s booming $1.5 billion seafood export industry. Abalone is now Australia’s second-largest seafood export with a quarter of 4000 tonnes overseas each year, worth $170 million produced on farms in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Co-founded by Tim Rudge, privately owned Yumbah Aquaculture has two major...
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Fox & Lillie Rural Opens New Wellington Woolstore Operation

Fox & Lillie Rural are pleased to announce the opening of their new brokerage, AWTA testing and direct buying woolstore operation in Wellington, New South Wales. Fox & Lillie Rural is a dynamic and customer focused wool brokerage business and part of the Australian, family owned Fox & Lillie group. Fox & Lillie Rural is...
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Wool a true passion

FOR Colin Petersen, the wool industry is a true passion. With over thirty years ‘in the game,’ Colin has both experience and expertise. Colin has a quiet and humble demeanour but also an underlying determination and pride. He would dodge the limelight as if it were bullets – so, this interview takes him a long-way...
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Store Door Wool Buyer – Job Vacancies Victoria and South Australia

Fox & Lillie are a 100% Australian family owned and operated wool export, buying and broking business with an extensive network of regional branches, international offices, as well as wool processing facilities. To keep successfully growing the business and continuing to deliver the appropriate services to wool growers, Fox & Lillie Rural are looking for...
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Fox & Lillie SCAA Shearer Woolhandler Training Scholarship

Fox & Lillie Rural has engaged with SCAA Shearer Woolhandler Training Inc. to assist with combating the shortage of shearers in the industry through training shearers and promoting the industry. The Shearer and Woolhandler Training Inc. is a not for profit organisation providing specialised training in wool, shearing and agricultural in the wool harvesting sector....
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Fox & Lillie Rural welcomes Robert Leak and Rachael Ward to Wagga team

Fox & Lillie Rural (FLR) have welcome two additions to their Wagga team, Robert Leak and Rachael Ward. Robert Leak has joined the team as a wool buyer and marketing representative. Roberthas worked in the wool industry all his life, gaining experience in all facets from producer, shearer and wool and sheep classer. Rachael Ward...
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New pathways are required for young people to have their own farm

As land prices reach new records young agricultural enthusiasts are having to look at new ways in which they are able to have their own farm. To see what the challenges are that young people in agriculture have to face and what the possible new pathways into agriculture are see the Stock and Land article...
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Future Challenges of Agriculture

Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show 2018 saw the first New Breed Forum hosted in conjunction with the Young Stud Masters’ Muster. The forum was held to discuss the future of agriculture and the challenges that the young people of today will have to face to be apart of the agricultural industry. For more in formation...
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Fox & Lillie’s Annual Wool Study Tour

Recently Fox & Lillie conducted a two week ‘The Heritage of Wool Study Tour’ with a group of twenty six wool growers. The group consisted of wool growers from all over Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The group traveled through the United Kingdom and Italy visiting woollen mills, garment manufactures and industry events. For...
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