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Jul 1, 2022 | Latest News, Press Releases | 0 comments

ICSA Sheep chair Sean McNamara has welcomed the publication this morning of the long-awaited Wool Feasibility Study. “ICSA fought hard to make this happen on behalf of the sheep farmers we represent. We established our own Wool Steering Group in 2020 which has now led to where we are today and the publication of this important study. Wool has been undervalued and under-utilised for far too long; now at last now we have a clear pathway towards maximising the true potential of this valuable natural resource.”

“The establishment of a Wool Council and the proposed development of an Irish wool brand are hugely positives steps. The report has clearly identified the vast amount of uses for wool and it is particularly good to see the inclusion of wool-based fertiliser and insulation as key areas of potential growth.”

Chair of ICSA’s Wool Steering Group Fergal Byrne said, “The report illustrates the importance of capturing the benefits of wool as part of our increasingly important circular economy. With food and energy security at the fore globally it has never been more important to capitalise on all our domestically produced natural resources and wool is now no exception. The momentum is now there to drive on with revitalising the whole wool sector and ICSA looks forward to working as part of the Wool Council to ensure that happens.”


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