United front against central wool venue

24 Apr, 2008 01:23 PM

WAFARMERS has reaffirmed its support for WA’s only wool selling centre in Spearwood after a wool council meeting with industry’s representatives last week.

A motion passed at the meeting said that unless a cost analysis proved there was a financial benefit associated with centralised selling, the farming group would continue to support the status quo.

WAFarmers wool section president Max Watts said the meeting between the wool council and industry representatives, including exporters and brokers, was extremely valuable.

“After discussions with different exporters and brokers we are even more convinced that retaining a wool selling centre in WA is the best option for our members,” Mr Watts said.

“Unless someone can prove significant financial benefit to centralising selling we will continue to support selling in Spearwood.

“This meeting was extremely valuable, opening our eyes to different views regarding centralised selling and other industry issues.”

Primaries of WA, PJ Morris Wool, Dyson Jones Wool Marketing Services, Stawool Brokers, Jandakot Wool Scourers and West Coast Wools were all at the meeting, and supported the move.


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