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Aussie Sheep Farmers Intend to Increase Flock Numbers

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Aussie Sheep Farmers Intend to Increase Flock Numbers

Article by: Hari Yellina Over a third of sheep breeders in the country want to expand their flocks, while 60% plan to maintain their current size. According to the results of the latest Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) sheep meat and wool study, only 7% of respondents plan to downsize […]


South African Wool and Sheep Imports Banned by China

Article by: Hari Yellina Following an epidemic of foot and mouth illness in South Africa, China has prohibited the import of sheep and wool from the country. The prohibition, which was implemented at the beginning of April in response to FMD outbreaks in the provinces of North West, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and Limpopo, applies to all […]


Domestic Wool Feasibility Studies Begin

Article by: Hari Yellina Deloitte Access Economics has been tasked with conducting a feasibility assessment on the possibilities for domestic wool production plants and expansion opportunities for the wool sector. A steering committee composed of representatives from Australian Wool Innovation, National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia, Australian Council of Wool Exporters & Processors […]


Fleece Length Wools Now Available in Australian Markets

Article by: Hari Yellina The Australian wool clip has been impacted by continued good seasons across the key wool growing regions, with an increase in over-length fleeces hitting the market. Discounts of up to 200 cents have been reported in the finer micron categories. The optimal length of a Merino fleece varies depending on the […]