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British Wool – Sale Report (21 May 2019)

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BW74 saw good competition for all the major types. Clearances for Fine, Medium, Cross and Hill types were close to 100%. Mountain types had a clearance of 87% and Lamb wool had a clearance of 84%. Overall 1.411 million kg of the 1.487 million kg offered sold, a clearance of 94.9%.

The British Wool index was up 3.1% sale on sale at £1.568 clean. Total weight offered 1.487m kg Total weight sold 1.411m kg. Average clean price £1.524 Average greasy price £0.995

Price movements for key wool types:

Fine: Firm. Medium: Firm.

Mule: Hogs buyers favour.

Wrs upto 3% dearer.

Cotts upto 10% dearer.

Cheviot: Hogs fully firm.

Ewes upto 7% dearer.

Radnor: Fine upto 2% dearer.

Welsh: Fully firm.

Swaledale: Buyers favour.

Blackface: No1 6% dearer.

No2 5% dearer.

Source: BW

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