Lamb producers can expect strong prices to remain due to low supply, partly due to an expected increase in numbers of lambs being retained.
Growing super fine wool with a short crimp is a passionate affair for Dan and Sarah Calvert, 'Kalgara' on the Gara River, east of Armidale.
She was tramping down wool in a bale when her hair, which was tied back in a bun, became caught around the spinning shaft of the overhead shearing gear.
It's hot, dry, Christmas and holiday mode, but sheep producers were buying up big at Narromine on Wednesday.
There’s not always the incentive to engage with wool futures, but at the moment the prices are giving growers the security to do business.
With a domestic sugar supply greater than Australian demand, the key to secure prices is to diversify, says co-operative chief, Chris Connors.
THE Christmas celebrations have come early for wool producers who sold golden fleeces during the last week of wool auctions for 2017.
Sheep Producers Australia CEO Dr Kat Giles says leadership is the key to success in the sheep industry.