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The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee’s second forecast of shorn wool production for 2022/23 is 340 Mkg greasy, up 4.9% on 2021/22. The continuing La Niña conditions have set up a very positive spring season in key wool producing regions. The number of sheep shorn is expected to increase (up 4.7%) with the average cut per head maintained at 4.53 kg greasy.
AWTA Victorian based operations will be disrupted during Week 12 by the two proclaimed Public Holidays:
After considering sale deadlines, client intentions and freight delivery availability the following arrangements have been made:
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight tested for July 2022 compared with the same period last season are:
+10.7%, +10.7% and +10.5% respectively.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight tested for August 2022 compared with the same period last season are:
+12.4%, +11.3% and +11.3% respectively.
Like all businesses and organisations across Australia, AWTA has recently suffered a spike in staff absenteeism due to COVID. This unpreventable event has coincided with a substantial and significant increase in work load, particularly EXPRESS work, as clients endeavour to place wool in the final sale before a three week recess.