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Wool market remains strong and prices continue to improve is the key message at Royal Welsh Winter Fair
> Wool market remains strong and prices continue to improve is the key message at Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Strong clearances at British Wool auctions are continuing and the hope is this increased demand can be maintained throughout the 2014 selling season, BWMB South Wales Board member Gethin Havard will tell farmers attending this year’s 25th anniversary Royal Welsh Winter Fair on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd December.

With the wool selling season well under way, results from the BWMB auctions in the early part of the season have being particularly pleasing. Sales are going well for all types of wool, with a notable demand for the finer micron types which are receiving premiums.

Mr Havard said, ‘’It is pleasing to see the overall sale average up by 10p/kg compared to the same period last year and there is no evidence to suggest the guide prices issued earlier in the year won’t be met and in some cases exceeded. For the 2014 season the BWMB introduced new quality control measures at our depots throughout the UK. These changes are designed to ensure the trade has the confidence in our product and that British Wool will rightfully be classified as a premier fibre for the global textile industry.

Mr Havard added, ‘’Thanks to BWMB's competitive auction system all producers marketing their wool through BWMB would benefit from these price increases’’

Mr Havard encouraged visitors to the Winter Fair to call on the BWMB stand in the Glamorgan Hall to find out more on the Board’s activities and enjoy some light refreshments.



Gethin Havard, BWMB Board Member Welsh Southern Region


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Please contact

Gareth Jones, BWMB’s Producer Communications Manager

on 07590 355885 or


Lauren Boulton, BWMB’s Producer Communications Assistant

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