A recent AWI (Australian Wool Innovation Limited) commentary on the wool market for the 14th week of the Australian wool season:
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This week, packers $4 lower, calves steady. Receipts totaled 1835 head.
No. 1 quality calves and yearlings $2-4 higher, less quality calves and yearlings $2-3 lower, packer cows $1-3 lower and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1553 head.
This week, calves held steady, cows sold lower. Receipts totaled 1455 head.
This week, kids steady, slaughter nannies $5-10 higher, replacement nannies $10 lower, wool lambs steady, Dorper and Barbado lambs $5 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2213 head.
Mason and San Saba stocker steers $3-5 higher, stocker heifers $2-3 higher, feeder steers $3-4 higher, feeder heifers $2 higher, fat packer cows $2-4 higher, packer bulls steady, pairs and breds steady. Receipts totaled 2923 head.
Compared to last week, Dorper lambs sold steady to $5 lower, wool lambs steady, Barbado lambs $10 lower, ewes steady, kids $5-15 softer, nannies $5 lower. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2130 head.
This week, feeder steers and heifers steady to $6 higher, slaughter cows steady to $4 lower, slaughter bulls steady to $6 lower. Receipts totaled 695 head.
The 24th annual Powell Hereford Production Sale, sold 95 bulls for an average of $5142 per head. The offering included 82 head of breeding-age bulls and 13 head of yearling bulls.