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The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for April 2020 compared with the same period last season are:
-11.6%, -8.4% and -8.0% respectively.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for March 2020 compared with the same period last season are:
-9.2%, -4.6% and -3.9% respectively.
AWTA Ltd realises that the trading of Australian wool critically depends on the test results we produce.
I’d like to assure you that AWTA Ltd is taking all practical steps it can in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia and has in place procedures to minimise any disruption to wool testing services.
AWTA Ltd has, like most other businesses, put in place a policy requiring staff to report any exposure to the COVID-19. This includes staff who may have the misfortune to be directly exposed to COVID-19 or who may have come into contact with someone who was exposed.
The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia (NCWSBA) is calling for nominations for the 2020 NCWSBA Wool Broker Award. The Award is in its ninth successful year and recognises excellence in service to woolgrowers, auctioneering and/or innovation by an outstanding wool broker employee who is working for a NCWSBA member and has been in the wool broking industry for 10 years or less.
The devastating effect of the recent fires in Australia on many people’s lives, homes, infrastructure, livelihoods and wildlife has been widely reported. The AWPFC expects the impact of the fires on shorn wool production to be approximately 112,000 greasy kg. This is around 0.04% of the current AWPFC forecast for the 2019/20 season of 272 Mkg greasy.