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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Short fleece wool supply still on the rise

Greasy wool premiums and discounts fluctuate primarily in response to changes in supply. Supply usually has a strong seasonal cyclic component, along with multi-year trends which are stimulated by changes in relative prices for different wool types. This article is a quick update on the supply of short staple (“prem”) merino fleece.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/short-fleece-wool-supply-still-on-the-rise.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Friday, January 18, 2019

Weekly Wool Forwards for week ending 18 January 2019

A bit of action was seen in the 19 and 21 micron categories to kick off 2019 for the wool forward market and some interesting developments in the coarse wool forwards gave growers a chance with crossbreds to get some cover at great levels.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/weekly-wool-forwards-for-week-ending-18-january-2019.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Big discounts starting to work for finer crossbreds

Finer crossbred prices have jumped this week, with 26 and 28 micron indicators up by 40 cents on the first day of sales (Tuesday). Compared to Merino combing and carding prices, crossbreds have been cheap in recent years. The broader the crossbred, the lower the price as New Zealand farmers will attest to. This article takes a brief look at the 28 micron category.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/big-discounts-starting-to-work-for-finer-crossbreds.aspx
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fibre prices heading lower

Wool is part of a group of apparel fibres, some of which are much larger, such as polyester and cotton, and some much smaller, such as alpaca. Issues specific to wool will help to push wool prices around but ultimately wool prices will follow the general trend of the apparel markets. With this in mind, this article looks at what is happening to some of the larger apparel fibre prices.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/fibre-prices-heading-lower.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Merino micron at a low point.

Wool production depends on the flock size, flock demographics and the average production per animal. Seasonal conditions profoundly affect the flock size and per animal production. In the absence of detailed pasture data for all sheep regions, rainfall is used in this article as a proxy for pasture in order to look at the biggest quality characteristic of Merino wool, fibre diameter.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/merino-micron-at-a-low-point.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Wool supply trends continue

The latest (December 2018) AWTA core test volumes show a continuation of recent trends. Under-supply remains a big issue for the broader Merino micron categories through the supply chain, while sub-17 micron volumes are in surplus. This article reviews recent volume data as a refresher.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/wool-supply-trends-continue-(1).aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Friday, December 14, 2018

Weekly Wool Forwards for week ending 14th December 2018

The last week of physical wool auctions before the Christmas recess saw steady activity on the forwards market with just five trades.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/weekly-wool-forwards-for-week-ending-14th-december-2018.aspx
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Prem Merino fleece supplies trending up

Shearing at shorter intervals continues to be popular. Cardings prices are in the process of re-setting themselves at a lower price in relation to combing length wool (larger discounts in effect) after a great five year run of high prices/small discounts. Given this background, we look at the supply of shorter length Merino combing fleece wool and applicable discounts in this article.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/prem-merino-fleece-supplies-trending-up.aspx
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Regional Rainfall Update - November 2018

Mecardo have created a series of regional rainfall charts across the nation in order to compare the current seasonal rainfall on a monthly basis to the long term average levels and the normal/extreme ranges.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/regional-rainfall-update-november-2018.aspx
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Real broad wool prices

A reader has asked about British broad wool prices, (as in mid-30 micron and broader) which make up only a very small part of the Australian wool clip. New Zealand is the key producer, with other regions such as the United Kingdom also producing this type of wool. This article takes a brief look at the prices for these types.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/real-broad-wool-prices.aspx

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