Mohair Fibre – International supply shortage means huge opportunities
Currently the mohair market is vastly undersupplied.
At its peak in 1989, worldwide mohair production reached 24 million kg per annum. Today, production of mohair sits at just under 3 million kg.
This international supply shortage means there is currently high demand for the fibre, creating a huge opportunity for anyone wishing to enter the industry.
Top four reasons to farm Angora goats
- High demand for mohair due to world-wide shortage
- Income source for lifestyle blocks
- Easy to incorporate into existing farms
- Animals are bred for New Zealand conditions
Did you know?
- Goats can improve and increase overall pasture quality, along with boosting the productivity of existing stock.
- Huge improvements in genetics make angora goats a realistic investment.
- Angora goats produce 5–6 kilograms of mohair per year, over the course of two shearings.
Current Fibre Prices
From the Board
The inherent function of the Mohair NZ board is “Farmers speaking for farmers”.
The board acts on behalf of members, with specific functions including:
- To be an authoritative, professional and credible voice for members at local, national, and international levels;
- Protecting the collective interests of all members;
- Promote the benefits of mohair production while also elevating the industries current reputation, and;
- Present transparent and consistent communications regarding MNZI’s business on a regular basis.