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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Is there more short wool in the clip?

By Andrew Woods  |  Source: AWEX, ICS

Carding prices have been trending higher in absolute terms and in relation to combing wool prices since mid-1999 when the Merino Carding indicator traded below 250 cents. In recent years bi-annual shearing has been adopted by some farmers, and exporters with Italian contacts have been encouraging fine wool farmers to adjust shearing frequency to keep staple lengths at their preferred levels. This article looks at the supply of short staple wool to see if there has been any significant change.

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