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China sourcing merino wool direct

China sourcing merino wool direct

Elders Primary wool is facilitating direct supply contracts of fine wool with one of China's largest makers reports the ODT. The company, along with exporter J. S. Brooksbank, recently hosted a senior manager of the Tianyu Wool Industry company from China, who met C.Otago and Mackenzie Basin merino farmers. Elders Primary wool manager Cedric Bayly said Tianyu used about 25,000 tonnes of merino wool a year and it wanted to establish direct supply contracts with NZ growers. "China is the largest woollen top producer in the world. To have their top makers banging on our door looking to meet our growers and discuss buying their wool is fantastic." Normally, the Chinese company bought its wool from Australia, but drought and declining volumes prompted it to take up an offer from J. S. Brooksbank to visit NZ.

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