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Wow! Wool markets hot

A two-day selling week that had nothing but good news for wool sellers, as buyers competed strongly across all types & styles offered. This is

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Market Analysis

Broad Merino volumes on the rise

The flip side to falling fine Merino volumes as a consequence of improved seasonal conditions is the increase in broad Merino micron production. This article

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Market Comment

Market sensitive to supply

This week was a reminder of the fragility of demand when an increased offering resulted in a cheaper market and an increased pass-in rate. Despite

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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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Research: Analysis of the Australian sheep flock

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we analysed the historical trends in the demographics of the Australian sheep flock, examining domestic factors that influence farm-level enterprise decision making. 

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