In this Wool Academy Podcast Michael Jackson, Managing Director of AWTA, explains how wool testing works. In particular he explains what wool tests are applied to each bale of wool and what the benefits are for the wool grower as well as the buyer. Michael also talks about why the wool industry testing standards are unique compared to other fibres and how new test standards get created to meet today’s consumer expectations.
General wool testing fees remain unchanged with no increase for the 2017/18 wool selling season commencing 1st July 2017.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for May 2017 compared with the same period last season are:
+27.0%, +23.5% and +23.0% respectively.
The recent Grenfell Tower building fire in London has once again highlighted the importance of carrying out the correct fire test on building materials.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for April 2017 compared with the same period last season are:
-3.2%, -7.5% and -7.8% respectively. There were fewer working days in April 2017 than the same month last year due to Easter.