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Elders reaffirms commitment to wool industry

Elders has reaffirmed its commitment to the Australian wool industry, re-joining as a member of the Australian Wool Exchange Limited (AWEX).

In what AWEX Chief Executive Officer Mark Grave describes as a positive step for the wool industry, AWEX membership will enable Elders to further represent its clients at industry level and influence formal decision making.

“As a not for profit organisation we rely on the support of members to trial, develop and improve wool standards across Australia,” Mr Grave said.

“Elders is an important player in the wool industry, and has a wealth of knowledge which will be critical in achieving these goals,” he said.

“Elders was a foundation member of the exchange back in 1994, playing a key role in developing its services and functions, so it is great to be able to re-establish this relationship once again.”

Manager of Elders’ wool selling centres Simon Hogan, said Elders is looking forward to working with AWEX towards shared interests for woolgrowers and woolclassers, and shared goals of wool quality and proper clip preparation.

“Elders has always maintained a strong relationship with AWEX; however, their renewed focus on quality issues has encouraged us to again become involved at a decision making level ,” Mr Hogan said.

“Elders is keen to be actively involved with AWEX and to represent its clients through industry decision making,” he said.

As one of the largest brokers of Australian greasy wool, Elders services woolgrowers in every wool growing region and has an extensive range of products, services, facilities and alliances to help growers maximize returns from their wool.