Clients reaching new heights with wool prices

Three Victorian AWN clients are revelling in skyrocketing prices for elite ultrafine and superfine wool with prices exceeding 8000c/kg. The top price in the nation last week went to the Mibus family’s Glenara Merino Stud at Dunkeld when  a line of 13.7 micron wool was sold for 8000c/kg. Paul Reid,…

AWN hits top price for ultrafine bale

AWN has hit the ground running for the opening of the 2020/2021 selling season with spirited bidding resulting in a bale of 12.8 micron wool smashing the $8000 mark. The best price seen at auction in more than three years, the ultrafine offering, described by grower Leon Phillips’ ‘Rosari’ Wodonga…

MJ Bale Sheep Merino Ewes Wethers Quest to produce world’s first carbon neutral fleece End of day – SFB Dispensing unit - Western Riverina NSW July 2020

Quest to produce world’s first carbon neutral fleece

AWN client and Tasmanian superfine wool grower, Simon Cameron, is pioneering a trial which may result in the world’s first carbon neutral fleece. For the wool grower, there are two drivers. Firstly, acknowledgement of the need for all businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and, secondly, the need to…

Bales in a Wool Shed

Extended insurance offers peace of mind

In response to growers’ needs and the volatility in the wool market, AWN can now exclusively offer an extended period of insurance for wool held on-farm.   AWN’s Wool Trading Manager Ben Stace said woolgrowers would now be able to opt for an extra 90 days’ insurance. “We have seen…

Eyre Peninsular joins AWN’s network of DNA wool growers

AWN, Australia’s largest independent wool broker, has launched its latest series in its wool provenance stories through its DNA program. The DNA program features wool growers from South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. Exclusive to AWN, the DNA program sources wool from its wool growing clients across Australia for its retail brand…