British Wool announces changes to producer haulage charges

News Posted 05/05/21
As we head into the start of the new shearing season, British Wool have announced changes to their producer haulage charges for the 2021 season.

British Wool have confirmed, in order to further support producers they’re enhancing the service offering with onward carriage fees at all approved collection sites from this season, being abolished.

Andrew Hogley, CEO said: “Throughout the pandemic British Wool’s depots and collection sites remain open in a Covid secure manner and we continue to accept all types of wool from all producers, a principal which lies at the core of our cooperative ethos. Abolishing the onward carriage fees for approved collection site demonstrates our commitment at British Wool in delivering a high level of service and also enhancing our service offer to producers.

Mr Hogley added: “A small number of producers chose to hold on to their wool last year. This meant we handled less wool which had a negative impact on our operating cost per kilo. The more wool we handle the more cost effective our operations become which in turn allows us to return more value to all producers. With this in mind please encourage your colleagues in the farming community to support British Wool and deliver their wool this year.”

“The restructuring programme announced earlier in the year is nearly complete – this will have no negative impact on the service we offer producers and we have opened a number of new collection sites this season. British Wool’s shearing courses are also resuming this year. We see this as an essential part of the support we provide for our industry.”

Producers will be communicated with directly on any changes to the drop off arrangements in their local area. Details on producer payments and the 2021 Producer Information & Wool Values Booklet will go ‘live’ on the British Wool website on Friday 14 May.


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