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dc.contributor.authorFaulkner, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-03T00:04:01Z
dc.date.available2014-07-03T00:04:01Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6194
dc.descriptionThe New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs. Lincoln University has been involved with this leaders programme since 1979 when it was launched with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, USA.en
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand was developed off the sheep's back. It seems unfathomable that the strong wool industry, once our largest export earner, is today fighting for survival. Worse than that, until recently, there was a widespread view it had little chance of remaining viable, both economically and in the volume of fibre produced. During the Korean War farmers received £1 for a pound of wool. It was white gold, its insulation properties recognised, and competition from synthetic fibres negligible. Returns from wool as recently as 1980-81 made up half the income from sheep. Now, that contribution can be less than 10%. The reality is that farmers need wool returns to improve to make sheep farming more viable. I believe there is now an entire generation of strong wool growers in New Zealand who have little idea or interest in their industry beyond their own woolsheds. I know they have a very different handle on where their meat goes, often putting considerable effort into gathering the information they need (discussion groups, meat company audits, etc) How do we change this? Since the McKinsey Report was released, no one has gone to the industry beyond our farm gates to see how they are faring (we tend to assume they are just out there making money at our expense). What has changed? What is working? What is not working? What needs to change?en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKellogg Rural Leaders Programme reporten
dc.rightsCopyright © The Author.en
dc.subjectwool industryen
dc.subjectstrong wool industryen
dc.subjectwool farmersen
dc.titleStrong wool: growing a sustainable futureen
dc.typeMonographen
lu.contributor.unitKellogg Rural Leadersen
dc.rights.accessRightsThis Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme report can be viewed only by current staff and students of Lincoln University.en
dc.subject.anzsrc070108 Sustainable Agricultural Developmenten
dc.subject.anzsrc140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisationen
dc.subject.anzsrc091012 Textile Technologyen


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