Wool

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Market Comment

Positive news all round

One quick way to check on the wool market is to look at the pass-in rate. This week it was 2.7% nationally; the last time

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Market Analysis

Staple strength – not an issue

Feedback indicates demand in the greasy wool market is skewed to Merino knitwear types, with much reduced demand for worsted (longer) Merino wool as Chinese

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Market Comment

Wool has a little run

Last week the reduced offering was noted as a contributor to the turnaround in the wool market, however this week a 5.3% EMI rise was

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Shorn wool fibres
Market Analysis

Microns matter for merino cardings

Traditionally, fibre diameter is seen as of more importance to combing (longer) length wool. Micron premiums and discounts vary in response to changes in supply

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – September 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for September 2020. Click below to view the latest report Grains and oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel   Percentiles are

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Market Analysis

Combing carding basis

Back in 2015 Mecardo looked at the difference between the 21 MPG and the Merino Cardings indicator (combing to carding basis) as a measure of

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Market Comment

Market up on reduced offering

The reduced offering this week triggered spirited bidding when sales in Sydney & Melbourne opened on Tuesday, with individual fleece MPG’s rising 27 to 53

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Market Analysis

Climbing back out of a down cycle

With articles in the press about growers holding greasy stock for the medium term and brokers fielding enquiries from farmers about buying greasy wool, it

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Market Comment

Market selective on quality

On an increased offering, the market again failed to hold prices at the previous weeks levels. Price fell while the AUD, the bales offered and

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Market Analysis

Sale volumes up in August

Demand, or lack of it, remains the key focus of the greasy wool market which is trading in the toughest conditions of a generation, since

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Research: Impact of the live sheep export moratorium

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we consulted with stakeholders in the sheep supply chain to identify the impact of the moratorium on the live sheep export trade.

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