10th Sep 2019

BKB gives University’s research a financial boost

Thanks to the installation of an advanced auto-feeder system at the Welgevallen Experimental Farm, a facility managed by the Stellenbosch University (SU) Faculty of AgriSciences, livestock research on the nutrition of sheep will be done more easily, faster and more precisely. The system, donated by agricultural company BKB, allows researchers to track exactly how much [...]
9th Sep 2019

Wool Market Report – 4 September 2019

On the 1st wool auction of the 2018/2019 season, the merino wool market indicator decreased with -28.3% to close on 14770c per kg clean. This is approximately -38.02% higher than a year ago. Average clean wool price indicators for good quality long fleece wool (MF4/MF5) with a tenstile strength of 35 (NKT) were as follows:
4th Sep 2019

Mohair Market Report: 4 September 2019

The second auction of the 2019 winter season offered 149858kg. Even though the quality of the mohair was excellent, the market came down by 10.0% The stronger micron young and adult mohair came down the most. The trade war between the USA and China was the biggest contributing factor in the drop in market. The trade war between the USA[...]
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