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The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee has increased the forecast of shorn wool production for 2012/13 to 350mkg, 2.3% above the 342mkg produced in 2011/12.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for April 2013 compared with the same period last season are +6.5%, +12.1% and +12.3% respectively.
BlazeAid has been chosen as this year's Australian Sheep and Wool Show fleece competition charity.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for March 2013 compared with the same period last season are:
-8.9%, -6.3% and -5.9% respectively.
Entries are currently being sought for the 13th Australian Fleece Competition, a feature event at this year's Australian Sheep and Wool Show to be held in Bendigo, Victoria from 16 - 21 July 2013. Typically over 400 fleeces are entered in this national competition making it the largest fleece competition in the world.