The bushfires in the Dunedoo/Coolah/Cassilis areas in the central West of NSW have devastated dozens of farming properties with an estimated 54,000 hectares burnt.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for January 2017 compared with the same period last season are:
+8.9%, +9.3% and +9.9% respectively.
The EU specifications for deliveries of greasy wool under its EcoLabel certification program have changed.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for December 2016 compared with the same period last season are:
-1.1%, +0.3% and +1.0% respectively.
The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee forecasts that shorn wool production will lift by 2.2% to 332 mkg greasy in 2016/17.