Ryans Transport prepares for busy wool season

By: Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi

Victorian trucking company handles around 20,000 bales each year

Ryans Transport prepares for busy wool season
Ryans Transport began carting wool four years ago.

Ryans Transport is gearing up for another busy wool season.

The Victorian transport operator handles around 20,000 bales of wool each year and has some 200 customers on its books.

Its Hamilton and Horsham team collect clip from the Wimmera region farms and transport it directly to buyers.

Offering on-farm grab services such as two Manitou forklifts, Ryans also does wool sampling on site, its specialised services manager Richard Van Bergeijk says.

"Each wool that comes in is tested for the quality of wool – the thinner it is the higher the grade," Van Bergeijk says.

"At the moment our customers are starting to clear out their sheds for the new season which is expected to be longer than normal.

"They’ve been sitting on wool which to me seems there’s either excess in their stores or they’re waiting for the price of wool to go up."

The general freight and removals carrier has been carting wool for four years, with its services increasing since taking over Kalari’s Hamilton depot last year.

The wool season is expected to start in September and go until April.

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