USDA National Wool Review
07 December 2015
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades. Most of the fall clips have been collected, yet some are still finishing some late fall shearing for wool to market at a later date. Small amounts of wool are attempting to be marketed at this time, but many are opting to hold onto their wool as there is optimism that there will be another strong rally in the spring where wool will receive a more attractive offer to producers. Currently there is still some resistance due to the strong U.S. dollar, though it has slightly weakened over the last several weeks compared to Australia. 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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