How we achieve success for Wool Growers
“Our services are unique to the sheep and wool industry because we add value to our clients’ enterprises. Our technical experts can share with you information on how to better manage price risk; how to optimise the health and nutrition of your sheep; select, market and source the most profitable genetics; and ways to utilise market intelligence in order to get the best returns for your wool. Our promise at Moses & Son is to take a stand for our clients, helping them to be the most profitable enterprise in the industry.”
Evolution of Moses & Son
Moses & Son was established in 1920 by Charles Moses. Charles and his son, Samuel, formed a wool, skin and fur buying business, servicing clients throughout the south west of New South Wales.
Charles’ grandson, Bruce, took over the management of the business after his father passed away. In 1971 Bruce Moses formed B. A. Moses Pty. Ltd., a wool skin and hide trading company. In response to their clients’ needs Moses & Son progressed from private treaty buying to Sale by Tender in 1986, and then in 1989 registered as Wool Brokers.
In 1990, Moses & Son moved to their state of the art handling facilities in Ironbark Street in Temora. In 1989 Bruce was presented with NATA Registration for the Core Testing Line, becoming the first Wool Broker to achieve this status.
In 1993 Bruce Moses’ son, Martin, became the Managing Director of Moses & Son, taking the successful family business into its fourth generation. Sadly Bruce passed away in 1994.
In conjunction with several other regional wool brokers, Moses & Son formed Yennora Wool Brokers in 1994, which has the most modern auction show floor facility in the Northern Region Selling.
In 2000, Moses & Son acquired the Montague A Hart Business in West Wyalong, then the Murrumbidgee Woolbrokers (Wagga) in 2005, and in August 2006 purchased AES Scott Wool (West Wyalong, Condobolin and Ariah Park). Moses & Son has continued to grow, opening a depot in Narrandera in February 2007, and a store in Young in 2009.
Today, Moses & Son is a successful and progressive wool marketing business. Offering clients several selling options and an expanded range of services, with auction still the main method of selling.
In 2010, Bluechip Livestock was established as we had a strong belief there was a need for clients to be able to make informed marketing decisions based on sound and objective data. Bluechip Livestock’s association with numerous ongoing trials and research organisations ensures that the data received is dynamic and current. The ability to accurately predict bloodline performance and increase income through high performance sheep without increasing costs, is paramount to increasing the bottom line.
In October 2011 Marty became a founding member and Director of MerinoLink Limited. Merinolink facilitates networks, innovation, technology, genetic opportunities and research to improve the production and profitability of Merinos around Australia. The education, information and research conducted by MerinoLink are primarily commercially focused.
2012 saw the expansion of our shearing supplies sales business. The range of rural merchandise and animal health products broadened whilst continuing the philosophy of ensuring that growers get the maximum return for their investment. The Merchandise business is based on three key principles: prevention, detection and treatment.
Moses & Son and Bluechip Livestock are committed to enhancing innovation and research with the purchase a grazing farm near Temora in 2014. After establishing a solid merino research base at the Temora Agricultural Innovation Centre it was a natural step to move to our own property. The new facility will play host to a number of research initiatives including the Genomic Validation trial, Joining Fat vs Condition Score, Lifetime Ewe Productivity Trial and eID Tag trial amongst just a few.
In 2015 we introduced a Precision Sheep Management Service, aimed at making precision sheep management easier, more efficient and produce accurate data for producers. The service allows growers the opportunity to utilise our expert team and equipment to set up, collect and analyse the data you need to ensure they have the most profitable sheep in their enterprise.
Since 1920, Moses & Son have consistently increased market share to the point where they are now amongst the market leaders in regional NSW.
The success of our business is based on a tradition of putting our clients first. Moses & Son have established a reputation in the wool industry for fair dealing and commitment to servicing all of our valued clients that is second to none.
That tradition continues …
The Moses & Son difference
Moses & Son have been providing regional wool producers with wool marketing and quality handling services since 1920. We have built our reputation around the following business principles:
- Listening to our clients and responding to their needs.
- Always providing personalised, friendly service.
- Ensuring we utilise the latest wool marketing, handling and storage methods.
- Providing customised wool marketing options and value added services to maximise clients’ returns.
- Offering fair and competitive charges for our services. There are no hidden costs.
- A commitment to building a stronger rural and regional NSW.
- Striving for world’s best practice in our key operations.
The wool industry has been through significant changes in recent times and improvements in demand have started to emerge.
Not only have Moses & Son moved with the times, but in many cases Moses & Son have endeavoured to lead the charge of improving areas of the national wool marketing system, providing a voice for our clients to the peak wool organisations. We are constantly implementing the latest in technology to provide improvements and benefits for our clients.
“More than ever Australia needs a strong rural sector. By working together we can ensure that wool maintains its place as a key product of our region and that as a result, we prosper as a community.” ~ Marty Moses
Supporting the local community through sponsorships & donations
Moses & Son Woolbrokers together with Bluechip Livestock are committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate. It has been our long term philosophy to support local charities and events that make a difference to the communities of which we service.
Each year we receive an increasing number of requests for sponsorship and donations from all over the nation, unfortunately we are unable to meet all of these requests. The following information outlines the values that highlight our sponsorship and donations philosophy and provides criteria to be eligible for financial or in-kind support.
Each application will be reviewed by Moses & Son.
Who is eligible?
- Charitable organisations that are sheep and wool focused and/or specifically relating to the health and well-being of community members
- Organisations that are endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) (Must acquire an invoice for the donation)
- Projects or events that take place in the communities in which we operate
- Programs with measurable social outcomes.
- Can demonstrate positive outcomes for Moses & Son and/or Bluechip Livestock.
Note: This may mean that organizations we have previously supported may no longer qualify for support.
We will not support
- Political or religious groups
- For profit organisations
- Capital fundraising
- For Personal Profit
- Endowment or trust funds
How to apply for support
Complete the attached Request form and any supporting documentation and return it to:
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 02 6978 0008
Post: PO Box 85, Temora NSW 2666
Please respect that we receive many applications and it may take up to 30 days for a decision to be made. If a reply has not been made after 30 days, please contact us on (02) 69 773100 or email [email protected]
Sponsorship/Donation request form
Commitment to developing youth in the industry
Moses & Son are committed to the ongoing development of youth in our industry. It acknowledges that for the wool and sheep industry to continue to grow and be profitable we need to invest in our future leaders.
Moses & Son are proud to support The Peter Westblade Scholarship Foundation. A new and exciting Scholarship has been designed and developed for up and coming young people interested in a career in the sheep industry.
The Peter Westblade Scholarship will provide cash and in-kind support of up to $10,000. For more information on the Peter Westblade Scholarship and to apply please visit www.peterwestbladescholarship.com.au
Livestock Consulting Internship (LCI)
In 2015 Moses & Son in partnership with Sally Martin Consulting employed CSU graduate Lexi Cesnik to embark on a two year Livestock Consulting Internship.
The Livestock Consulting Internship (LCI) program is a new innovative program designed for people who want to develop a career\ as a livestock consultant. Funded by the MLA Donor Company, the internship is a two year program undertaking consulting activities within an established livestock consulting business while studying and participating in various group activities as part of the internship.