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dc.contributor.authorHurst, Maurice A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-26T22:10:54Z
dc.date.available2012-08-26T22:10:54Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4816
dc.description.abstractConcern has been shown by those involved in the New Zealand wool marketing system for the recent trend for growers to sell more wool to private merchants and less through the auction system. If this trend continues, industry restructuring may be required to meet channel members' requirements. Telephone surveys were conducted with 120 wool growers in the Canterbury region to determine why private selling of wool had been increasing in the period 1981/82 to 1986/87. Fifty nine percent of growers surveyed sold all of their wool through the auction system in the 1987/88 season, while 28 percent sold to a private merchant and 13 percent sold through both systems. Quicker payment was the most preferred reason. Certainty of payment and convenience were also reasons for selling privately. Small scale growers sold significantly more wool to private merchants than the average. Eighty eight gross private wool prices were analysed and compared to gross prices that could have been obtained at auction, there was no significant difference. However, after discounting costs associated with selling and time, growers selling privately had a price advantage of 33.5 cents/kg (clean). Comparisons of the cost structures between the two selling systems was inconclusive.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectwoolen
dc.subjectwool growersen
dc.subjectprivate merchantsen
dc.subjectauctionen
dc.subjectwool pricesen
dc.subjectwool marketingen
dc.subjectpaymenten
dc.subjectdiscountingen
dc.subjectcomparisonen
dc.subjectsurveysen
dc.subjectwool industryen
dc.titlePrivate wool selling : benefits to the grower and implications for wool marketingen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelOtheren
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Agricultural Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorSanderson, Hedley
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Management and Property Studiesen
dc.rights.accessRightsThis digital dissertation can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only.en
dc.subject.anzsrc140201 Agricultural Economicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusinessen
dc.subject.anzsrc140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisationen


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