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Wool market shows downward trend with 1% decrease

The thirteenth sale of the 2019/20 wool season took place recently. Of the 12 264 bales on offer 95,8% was sold. The...

Wool market drops by 3%

The twelfth sale of the 2019/20 wool season took place recently. Of the 13 357 bales on offer, 92,3% was sold. The...

Wool quality: A century of transformation

South Africa’s wool industry and wool quality has undergone some radical changes over the past 100 years, one of which is the...

Official Angora ram-selling season kicks off

For the past 50 years, the official Angora ram-selling season was held in the Somerset East district and 2019 was no exception. Although...

Wool market shows upward trend with 1% increase

The eleventh sale of the 2019/20 wool season took place recently. Of the 11 449 bales on offer, 95,9% was sold. The...

#AgriMarkets: SA agriculture trade balance narrowed in Q2, 2019

While having improved from the first quarter of the year, South Africa’s agriculture trade surplus narrowed by 30% in the second quarter...

Wool market increases by 1,8%

The 33rd sale of the 2018/19 wool season in May, had 8 986 bales on offer of which 94,4% was sold. The...

Wool market declines by 2,5%

The 32nd sale of the 2018/19 wool season had 5 686 bales on offer, with only 76,5% sold. The wool market ended...

Wool market traded at 1,7% lower

The wool market ended lower at the auction and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator decreased by 1,7% and 342 points to close at a...

Communal wool sheep farmers benefit from training course

Almost 40 communal wool sheep farmers benefited from a three-day training course, presented by the National Woolgrowers’ Association (NWGA) and hosted by Rhodes University. Members...