About CP Wool

Carrfields Primary WoCPWOOL-LOGOol –  CP Wool – offers a comprehensive wool brokering and handling service. The business delivers a high level of wool expertise, excellent technical skills and have extensive experience within the industry.

Service is at the heart of CP Wool’s operation – offering a range of on-farm services including ram and hogget selection, woolshed visits, advice and assistance with wool clip preparation, market reports and trend analysis.

Wool handled by CP Wool can be sold at auction, by private sale or marketed directly to carpet and woollen mills, yarn-makers or wool exporters. CP Wool handles a wide mix of wools and has the proven expertise to cater for every wool producer from fine wools, through the mid-micron range to strong wools.

Attention to detail in all areas of the wool handling process is critical. CP Wool’s internal sampling, testing, binning and classing standards are rigorously examined and maintained at very high levels to ensure our client’s wool meets market demands. The business operates wool stores in key locations throughout New Zealand – Whangarei, Napier, Gisborne, Te Kuiti, Masterton, Dannevirke, Wanganui, Christchurch, Mosgiel, Gore and Invercargill – and wool buyers and field representatives are stationed around the country. Contact our Wool Stores and Wool Reps here.

CP Wool offers huge advantages and benefits to New Zealand wool producers:

  • Innovative and back-to-back wool marketing
  • Independent status and open market approach to selling
  • Proven end-market integration for all wool types
  • Commitment to wool research and development programmes
  • Highly developed processing methods to maximise returns
  • Supports new initiatives to increase demand for New Zealand wool

Primary Wool Cooperative

100% farmer-owned, committed to capturing the real value of wool, returning profits to members and leading positive change by supporting and funding industry-good initiatives. Primary Wool Cooperative Limited (PWC) was formed by a group of local farmers in 1974 to increase the returns for wool growers. Over the ensuing decades, membership has grown to over 1,300 and significant investment and involvement has been made in the NZ wool industry. The proven grower owned and controlled cooperative structure remains paramount. PWC has a 50% shareholding in Carrfields Primary Wool (CPW) and two PWC Directors sit on the CPW Board to actively represent the interests of Cooperative members. International market access through the marketing initiatives of CPW direct to the lucrative American consumer market will help to continue the objectives that were present at the Cooperative’s inception – increased returns for wool growers. Cooperative membership delivers significant benefits to wool growers. PWC shareholders currently get a minimum 15% return on PWC shares and in 2016, shareholders earned $467,000 in rebates. Members not only receive a reduction on charges but also increased prices for quality wool, discounted new wool packs and a share in the profits of Carrfields Primary Wool.

For more information view the Primary Wool website here >

NZ Yarn

Manufacturers of high quality wool spun yarns for the carpet industry

NZ Yarn Ltd manufactures and markets high quality wool spun yarns for the carpet industry worldwide. These yarns are a reflection of traditional crossbred wools grown in New Zealand featuring excellent colour, crimp, bulkiness, strength and durability.

NZ Yarn has the capability of producing in excess of 200,000 kg’s per month. The flexibility in the production of varying types of yarns is well known through the industry. Computer control of key processing units ensures the maintenance of consistently high quality standards and optimum efficiency.

Precision in meeting requested delivery dates is aided by the close proximity to the major export port of Lyttelton, and Christchurch International Airport.

Product quality is paramount – NZ Yarn’s commitment to quality ensures a high standard and tight control over yarn production is maintained at all times.

NZ Yarn is 100 per cent New Zealand owned by CP Wool and independent investors including farmers and growers.



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Contact Us

Head Office:
Freephone: 0800 276 999
Phone: +64 6 835 5066
Fax: +64 6 835 1767
Email: info@cpwool.co.nz

1194 Maraekakaho Road, Hastings
PO Box 2433, Stortford lodge,
Hastings, 4153

Colin McKenzie
CEO of Carrfields Primary Wool Group
M: +64 27 292 4080
E: colin.mckenzie@cpwool.co.nz

Simon Averill
National Wool Manager
M: +64 27 684 0049
E: simon.averill@cpwool.co.nz

Andrew Coleman
North Island Wool and National Trading Manager
M: +64 27 448 8996
E: andrew.coleman@cpwool.co.nz

Mark Greenlaw
South Island Wool and Business Development Manager
M: +64 27 227 8898
E: mark.greenlaw@cpwool.co.nz

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