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Wool growers opt to hold bales in storage as prices dip 50-90 cents

Sheep Central, 06 July 2018

AUSTRALIAN growers held back more wool this week as unfavourable currency rates affected Chinese demand, sending auction prices generally 50-90 cents lower.

Medium Merino wool demand drives Australian market to new peak

Sheep Central, 22 June 2018

AUSTRALIAN wool prices rose to new historic levels this week, underpinned by unrelenting demand for the limited quantities of 18-22 micron Merino wool available.

Online wool sales dry up as auction pass-in rate stays low

Sheep Central, 19 June 2018

ONLINE wool sales have dried up as fewer lines are passed in at Australia’s booming physical sale-by-sample auctions.

Wool indicator tops $20 mark in Western Australia with buying ‘squeeze’

Terry Sim, 11 May 2018

WOOL officially became a $20 a kilogram fibre in Western Australia this week with the state auction market’s indicator lifting 66 cents to an historic 2018c/kg clean.

Future supply fears and lower dollar lift Australian wool prices

Sheep Central, 11 May 2018

GROWING fears about future supplies and a weakening Australian dollar helped lift wool prices to historic levels at auctions this week.

Premiums for non-mulesed wool rising, discounts for undeclared lines

Sheep Central, 20 October 2017

PREMIUMS for non-mulesed wool sold in Australian auctions are rising and becoming substantial for some Merino wool, according to data released by the Australian Wool Exchange.

Fine Merino wool prices lift 10-40 cents as crossbred values fall

Sheep Central, 20 October 2017

FINE Merino wool prices improved in Australian auctions this week, but crossbred fleece values declined further.

Wool price indicator holds firm, but fine wool and tender lines dip

Sheep Central, 22 September 2017

WOOL prices steadied at auctions this this week, despite some discounts for some tender lines, indicating trade satisfaction with current price levels.

Wool industry stakeholders urge settlement of AWI-AWEX WEP rift

Terry Sim, 18 September 2017

WOOL Industry stakeholders have urged settlement of the rift between the Australian Wool Exchange and Australian Wool Innovation over data and ownership of the proposed Wool Exchange Portal.

Ceased Mulesing loophole closed with National Wool Declaration change

Sheep Central, 18 September 2017

THE Australian Wool Exchange has moved to close a loophole in the National Wool Declaration’s definition of ‘Ceased Mulesing’ after its recent NWD review.