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USDA National Wool Review

22 February 2016

USDA National Wool Review - 22 February 2016USDA National Wool Review - 22 February 2016

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades. Spring shearing has begun and many will western states will be trying to take advantage of the warmer weather to get through their flock as quickly as possible. A minor setback has been trying to get enough labor crews put together to get sheep sheared in a timely fashion. Wool being sheared at this time will be collected and marketed later this spring as there is optimism that demand will be stronger then. 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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