Argentina lawmaker from the province of Chubut, Gustavo Menna has called on the central government to eliminate export duties on fishery products, fruits, ovine meat and wool. The initiative was also drafted by lawmakers Lorena Matzen and Roxana Reyes from the provinces of Rio Negro and Santa Cruz.
Imagine a stray sheep yielding a fleece weighing more than 35 kilograms: it happened in Australia where Baarack was found by rescuers and was shorn for the first time in who knows how many years.
The Falkland Islands government announced on Wednesday a support program for wool producers and their unsold clip in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For that purpose, it has authorized the Department of Natural Resources to develop a program to purchase the unsold wool, in a one-time offer, with the price set at March 20.
Uruguay’s Central bank sees “few probabilities” of a strong deceleration in emerging economies or a ‘significant’ fall in commodities prices even when lately there has been a drop in the value of grains although still above their historic average.
Wool prices suffered a considerable tumble during September in line with the bearish market for commodities as a result of global economic uncertainty, although values are still considerably higher than a year ago.
Uruguay’s textile industry is short of wool and could be forced to import up to 20 million kilos, revealed Uruguayan Wool Secretariat (SUL) CEO Gabriel Capurro during the opening of an ovine industry seminar, organized by the country’s Corriedale breeders association.
China’s Vice-president Xi Jinping and tipped as a leading candidate to succeed President Hu Jintao will be visiting Uruguay June 7 to 9 as part of a tour that includes Italy, Cuba and Chile.
A bail of Uruguayan fine, clean wool, 14.4 microns, was sold at a record price of 37.76 a kilo. The ultra fine wool, (uncommon for Uruguay that has a flock mostly of Corriedale), was achieved based on a strategic alliance between the Merino breeders, the country’s Agriculture Research Institute, the textile industry and 51 farmers that signed in for the project.
Uruguay’s wool clip is forecasted to drop 20% in 2010/11 because of a fall in the number of sheep and extreme weather conditions that will represent a loss of almost a kilo of wool per head, according to Alvaro Fossati, president of a sheep farmers association.