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USDA - AMS: National Wool Review (Fri) (2020-10-30)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - October 30, 2020

GL_LS850 
Greeley, CO    Fri Oct 30, 2020    USDA- CO Dept of Ag Market News

National Wool Review

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was slow this week.  There were 
82,646 lbs of confirmed trades reported.  Prices reflect trades FOB 
warehouse in original bag or square pack, bellies out, some graded, and 
76 mm or longer.  No allowance made for coring, freight or handling fees 
at the warehouse level to reflect net grower prices (*) indicates new 
prices this week. (NA) represents microns not normally available in this 
region. Wools shorter than 75 mm typically discounted .10-.20 clean. 
Classed and skirted wools usually trade at a .10-.20 premium to original 
bag prices. 

            US             Fleece         Territory      Texas and
Micron    Grades           States          States        New Mexico
18        80s               None            None            None
19        70-80s            None            None            None 
20        64-70s            None            None            None 
21        64s               None            3.22*           None 
22        62s               None            3.16*           None 
23        60-62s            None            None            None 
24        60s               None            2.46*           None 
25        58s               None            None            None 
26        56-58s            None            None            None 
27        54-56s            None            None            None 
28        54s               None            None             NA
29        50-54s            None            None             NA
30-34     44-50s            None            None             NA

Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was slow this week. There were 
21,500 lbs of confirmed trades reported. All trades reported on a 
weighted average.

   Territory States Ewe Wool:  70-80mm Black Face 29-30 micron 0.32.

Domestic wool tags are delivered to buyer and reported on a greasy basis:
      Number 1 tags        Number 2 tags        Number 3 tags
         .20-.30              .10-.20              .01-.05

In Australia this week, the Eastern Market Indicator was down 81 at 1138 
cents per Kg clean from the sale a week ago.  A total of 37,432 bales 
were offered with sales of 74.0 percent.  The Australian exchange rate 
was weaker by .0063 at .7144 percent of the U.S. dollar. Australian wool 
prices are quoted US Dollar per pound, delivered, Charleston, South 
Carolina.  The current freight rate is .15 cents per pound clean. 
Schlumberger Dry formula is used for yield determination.    
  The 75-85 percent of Australia price range can be used as an estimated 
value of clean domestic prices FOB the warehouse and gross producer.  
These are estimated domestic values and may vary depending on current 
market conditions, yield, strength, length, colored fiber content, poly 
contamination, and other quality factors.

                      Clean Del Price    Change from    75-85 Percent
Micron    US Grade    in U.S. Dollars   Previous Sale    of Australia 
  18      80s               5.04            - .31         3.78-4.29
  19      70-80s            4.41            - .25         3.31-3.75 
  20      64-70s            4.02            - .27         3.02-3.42
  21      64s               3.89            - .19         2.91-3.30
  22      62s               ----            -----         ---------  
  23      60-62s            ----            -----         ---------
  24      60s               ----            -----         ---------
  25      58s               ----            -----         --------- 
  26      56-58s            2.78            - .21         2.09-2.36
  28      54s               2.08            - .22         1.56-1.77
  30      50s               1.70            - .16         1.27-1.44
  32      46-48s            ----            -----         ---------
  Merino Clippings          2.71            - .05         2.03-2.30

Eastern Market Indicator was down 81 at 1138 cents per kg clean. 
Australian exchange rate was weaker by .0063 at .7144 percent of the 
U.S. dollar.

Source:   USDA- CO Dept of Ag Market News Service, Greeley, CO
          Chris Dias, Market Reporter (970)353-9750
          24 Hour Market Report (970)353-8031
          www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/GL_LS850.txt

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