23 Nov 2022

Coloured wool in hot demand as knitting gains in popularity

From Afternoons, 1:45 pm on 23 November 2022

If you've got a bit of land why not think about grazing a coloured sheep - it could be well worth your while.

Renewed interest in home-knitting and spinning has pushed up demand for coloured wool - along with prices.

And the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders Association says the industry needs more people to get involved.

The Association's mid-Canterbury secretary is Georgie Fairless. She talks to Jesse from her home in Little River on Banks Peninsula.

Photo: Coloured Sheep Breeders Association

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