John Woodward

Angora Farm
John Woodward

I first got into Angora goat farming in 1978. Seeing a photo of an animal (Angora Goat) that not only produced a valued fleece but ate most farm weeds was the catalyst for me to enter the Mohair industry. Back then I farmed 2500 ferals and crossbred Angoras Goats.  I became a Mohair Board member in 1980.  As no one was successfully collecting and marketing Mohair at this stage with the Mohair Boards sanctions I started a Mohair pool which sold really well. I am still pooling and Marketing NZ Mohair today. Contacts above (Mohair Division Ohuka Farms Ltd. 617c Runciman Road < Rd2 Drury). My key modus operandi has always been Give the buyers what they want not what you think they need.

Currently Chair person of Mohair Producers Inc  I believe the Mohair industry has an important place to play in NZ agriculture. Mohair production and Angora Goat Farming is a very underrated industry in New Zealand. Under supply has meant demand has always been very good . There is an abundance of knowledge available for new entrants to the Mohair Industry.