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Beyond the Bale : Dec 08 - Jan 09
Business BEYOND THE BALE 17 PHOTO: MELISSA MARINO of grief because we had to let a lot of good people go and pay out redundancies. It sapped the finances quite badly.” But, while it was a difficult time, the community showed its support for this local manufacturing icon. A sale held to raise funds attracted massive crowds and long queues stretching down the road. Ian believes the mill will build its employee ranks again as the company capitalises on new opportunities, such as the TMC partnership, and rides out changes in the international arena. The recent fall in value of the Australian dollar, for example, has provided new opportunities in overseas markets, which had struggled to afford Australian products previously, while local buyers could also become more interested as the cost of imports rise. “We’ve got a couple of really strong positives working for us even though the economy is in difficult times. If people start buying Australian more often, then that’s a great thing for us. It’s a great thing for the economy too.” ú More information: Ian Sloan, 03 6339 1106, firstname.lastname@example.org Because instead of taking your wool to the market, we bring the market to you. At Landmark, we’ve developed a unique understanding of the best way to prepare and market your clip to buyers around the world. Our team’s combination of quality market intelligence and expert technical advice will ensure you always maximise your profitability. Whether by selling forward into the market, or striving for environmentally sustainable delivery, we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to benefit your business. That’s why more Australian farmers look to us. landmark.com.au BTB/LM044
February March 2009
Oct - Nov 08