Kia Ora Merino – BP, SS, JP & N Finnigan
E.S.P. Wool Production
Finalist in the 2019 Premier's Sustainability Awards – Small and Medium Enterprises category
E.S.P. – Ethical, Sustainable, Profitable – wool production is now a feature of this family farm, pulling together existing data and knowledge, and using independent consultants to change farm practices such as reducing chemical use, changing genetic selection of sheep, sowing permanent pastures, slowing or stopping runoff into rivers and increasing carbon sequestration.
The Responsible Wool Standard was the basis to develop policies, procedures and practices. Welfare, land care and biosecurity considerations are now part of an integrated document, externally audited, and its principles are being adopted.