USDA National Wool Review
18 July 2014
National Wool Review
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades this week. Demand good and trade activity moderate for this time of year. Domestic clean wool and confirmed trades are reported on a weighted average basis. Prices reflect trades FOB warehouse in original bag or square pack, bellies out, some graded, and 76 mm or longer. No allowance made for coring, freight or handling fees at the warehouse level to reflect net grower prices (*) indicates new prices this week. (NA) represents microns not normally available in this region. Wools shorter than 75 mm typically discounted .10-.20 clean. Classed and skirted wools usually trade at a .10-.20 premium to original bag prices.
Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades this week. All trades reported on a weighted average.
Domestic wool tags are delivered to buyer and reported on a greasy basis:
Number 1 tag-.60-.70
Number 2 tags-.50-.60
Number 3 tags-.40-.50
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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