24th Jun 2020
merino-prices

Long term detrended, deflated Merino prices

Historic prices are often used to gain some perspective on current price levels. However, through history, different factors influence commodity prices. This article takes a look at the average Merino micron price [...]
11th May 2020

Cape Wools: Stakeholder Communication

Wool Industry Stakeholders were updated on 30 April 2020 regarding the new regulations, applicable from the 1st of May under the risk level 4 adjusted strategy. In the communication it was stated that it might [...]
11th Nov 2019
merino-prices

How volatile are wool prices?

As humans, we outweigh the reaction to losses more than the benefit of gains. So, it pays to look at longer term data to test this emotional reaction, seeing whether it is grounded in reality or simply an [...]
7th Oct 2019
merino-prices

Anchoring wool price ideas on last years results

Talk to a wool broker about the price ideas farmers have in mind for their wool clips and the talk soon zeroes in on how farmers use prices from the previous clip as a guide to what they expect for the new clip [...]
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 [...]
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