13 Jul 2010

Way to provide wool stats sought

6:11 am on 13 July 2010

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is talking to the wool industry about how it might continue to provide statistical information for the sector.

In its former guise as Meat & Wool New Zealand, Beef + Lamb compiled wool production and marketing statistics, which were paid for by levies collected from farmers on the wool they sold.

The loss of the wool levy means the cost of that service is no longer covered.

Beef + Lamb chair Mike Petersen says the new group recognises the need to keep gathering the information.