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British wool market generally firm

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Feb '12
The fifteenth British Wool Sale of the 2011/12 Season was held by the British Wool Marketing Board at Wool House and offered 1,999,103 kilos.

With similar levels of demand as seen at recent sales the market was generally firm - Buyers Favour on most types. The clearance was 46%.

Compared to the last time sold:
Pick and Supers 1-1.5% cheaper
Best Halfbred Hogs Sellers Favour, Cast Buyers Favour, other Halfbreds up to 1.5% cheaper
Crosses Firm, except Cotts and Hogs which were Buyers Favour
Radnors Firm
Welsh 1 - 2% cheaper
Swaledale 2% cheaper

A farmer run organisation, the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) was established in 1950 to operate a central marketing system for UK fleece wool, with the aim of achieving the best possible net return for producers.

It is the only organisation in the world that collects, grades, sells and promotes fleece wool and the only remaining agricultural commodity board in the UK.

British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB)


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