USDA National Wool Review
19 October 2015
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades. There is still optimism that going into the fall and early winter that there will be some stability in the market making it easier to trade. Wool is still being collected from fall shorn lambs to try to market further down the road. European interest continues to rise and could help to move some wool in the latter part of fall and early into winter. 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.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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