On The Farm

Core values

Animal Welfare, Environmental Sustainability, Ethical Wool Production and Supply Chain Transparency are the core values of Wool Integrity NZ™.

Our growers

Only wool from growers who adhere to the Integrity Programme qualifies for the Wool Integrity brand. This is your assurance that the wool has been grown to industry best practice standards and that strict animal welfare codes relating to all aspects of the care of animals have been followed. Further to this, farms that practice mulesing are excluded from the programme to guarantee wool is ethically grown. To read more about Animal Welfare guidelines in New Zealand head over to the MPI site here. For peace of mind and guaranteed income, PGG Wrightson offers growers Wool Forward Contracts which provide certainty around cash-flow and future incomes while wool is still on the sheep’s back. 

A skilled wool support team

A nationwide team of wool specialists provide a comprehensive range of high-quality services to growers throughout the country. Wool reps offer expert advice and support year-round and during shearing wool handlers are available to help with woolshed preparation and shearing guidelines. 

On-farm checks and full traceability

As part of Wool Integrity compliance and to ensure standards are continually met, farms are regularly visited by a dedicated rep force. Also, any participating wool is also fully traceable through the use of robust systems and record-keeping which allows tracking of every lot to the farm it originated from.
Forward contracts work well because it means our wool clip is pre-sold and this stabilises our income stream. It gives my governance board some certainty, especially when the market is softening or we are going into a high-volume period. PGG Wrightson understands its end market manufacturer requirements and advises me accordingly.

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