Wool

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Market Comment

Wool market catches its breath

Prices at the finer end easing and broader categories firmer was a characteristic of both the Sydney and Melbourne markets this week, as has been

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Wool in shearing shed
Market Comment

Another week another slide

The EMI continued its recent downward trend, with a fifth week of softer prices. While the week closed with a slightly more positive trend, the

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Market Comment

Foot off the gas?

Auction volumes to begin the calendar year have been elevated but market activity on both sides looks to be easing as we approach a period

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WA sheep in yard
Market Analysis

Sheep and lamb offtake update

Given the dramatic swings in seasonal conditions since mid-2023 in eastern Australia, it seems timely to check the sheep and lamb offtake levels to see

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Wool clip on table
Market Comment

Softer wool market

Sellers reduced the offering in response to the recent weaker market, however the falling prices continued, with the only positive movements recorded in the Crossbred

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Market Analysis

Profile of the NZ wool clip

New Zealand is the big broad crossbred wool producer and exporter, as well as having a good quality merino clip which is similar in size

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Market Comment

Wool market wavers on supply

Another large offering proved too much for the Merino market to handle without a loss this week. However, the market on balance remains higher than

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