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The Annual Tasmanian Flock Ewe Competition

  It’s that time of year again – that is it’s the time of year to apply to be part of our annual Tasmanian Flock Ewe competition! Please contact Damian or Andrew on details below for further information. The competition is open to all Tasmanian merino & dual purpose sheep producers. With most sincere thanks...
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Wool Manager’s Report

There were approximately 45,000 bales rostered for sale this week. Tuesday saw a New Zealand only offering in Melbourne, this selection followed the same trend as the Australian market, with better types well supported. The Australian market was very solid, consolidating nicely after last weeks gains. The most encouraging thing though is the market in...
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Weekly Wool Report

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Wool Manager’s Report

This week I thought it would be worthwhile to talk about wool measurements and what they mean. It has long been reported that micron is the one measurement that has the largest influence on price and history supports this statistic. Greasy length, measured in millimetres and staple strength, measured in newtons per kilotex, have been...
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Wool Manager’s Report

It was an extremely small offering for this time of year this week. 35,000 bales rostered nationally with 2,500 ex New Zealand selling in Melbourne on Tuesday. The positive sentiment from last week continued into this week with most merino price guides firming 5 to 15 cents clean in early trade. Crossbreds failed to fire...
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Livestock Manager’s Report

Livestock markets continue their strength week on week with no real signs of easing in the short term, given the on going rain patterns that continue to fall across Tasmania and mainland states. While numbers are traditionally at the lowest point at this time of year, this is resulting in excellent returns for producers with livestock...
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Wool Manager’s Report

The market opened on Tuesday in Melbourne this week with their sale finishing on Wednesday. Both Sydney and Fremantle stuck to the traditional Wednesday, Thursday sequence. Generally I don’t like centers selling on their own, the reduced volume limits the amount of indent activity in the market. This didn’t appear to be the case this...
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