Wool production continues downward trend

THE Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has predicted shorn wool production in 2019/20 to be 272 mkg greasy, a decline of 9.2 per cent on 2018/19.

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Shorn wool production is expected to drop to 272mkg greasy. Picture Mark Saunders.

The AWPFC attributes the decline to lower sheep numbers and lighter average fleece weights due to continuing dry conditions in key wool growing regions.