The Co-operative was established in 1918 by the sheep industry as a national system of collecting and marketing its members' wool on a co -operative basis. This meant that regardless of the size of the wool clip, the time of year received or distance from the market, each member was paid the same price for the same grade of wool.
Being merely an instrument of the growers, the company is non-profitable and thus operates quite simply. It collects, grades, measures and markets the wool and after deducting the cost of operations returns the entire difference to the growers.
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