Shearing delays add to long staple length woes for processors

Kristen Frost
By Kristen Frost
January 14 2021 - 2:00am
The national shearer shortage has seen delays of up to two months in some areas. These delays mean wool lengths are longer once they are shorn and sent to wool auctions.

The national shearer shortage and increasing trend to produce a plainer bodied sheep is causing issues associated with longer length wools entering the processing chain.

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Kristen Frost

Kristen Frost

National Sheep and Wool Writer