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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Expensive wool and cheap grain make it a no brainer

By Angus Brown  |  Source: RIST, AWEX

Many sheep and wool producers have completed the Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) course, which has greatly increased the knowledge of sheep growers. One of the often forgotten outcomes of the research for the course was the increase in wool production, and decrease in fibre diameter with better nutrition. Over the last four years this hasn’t really been a reason to feed, but here we take a look at the economics under cheap grain prices, high wool prices, and increased fine wool premiums.

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