Profitability in wool growing can come in many forms. It can come by increasing fleece weight or by decreasing micron or by increasing body weight in order to sell surplus sheep for more money. Breeding high numbers of tops in your breeding program can also impact on profitability. Most people try to improve all these profitability parameters.
We at Karori aim to increase our profitability by not only improving these profit drivers but also by producing a
superior fibre that can make exceptional garments for the discerning consumer.
The dream of every woolgrower is for processors to recognise the superior fibre characteristics of the wool they produce and to understand how this wool can make superior garments that can bring a premium price for both the woolgrower and the retailer. Some processors are beginning to recognise that the “blending” of wools in the past to meet a minimum specification has not served the superfine industry well and they are prepared to pay a premium for top quality wool. A 10% increase in price will create more profit for your business than all the genetic gain that has been achieved over the last 10 years.