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The wool market lost a little ground this week as the trade waits anxiously for China to contain an outbreak of coronavirus.
Benchmark lamb and mutton price indicators have kept rising this week after welcome rain across wide areas of NSW and Queensland.
Australia's sheep nunbers are set to fall to levels not seen since 1904 but sheepmeat exports are tipped to keep booming.
Another month and the same story of China and the United States dominating Australia's sheepmeat exports.
Australian Wool Innovation says the growth of online selling of clothes is an opportunity for Merino wool.
The wool market has ended the week on a positive note with the Eastern Market Indicator rising another 21 cents a kilogram clean.
Meat and Livestock Australia says the delay to the launch of this year's summer lamb campaign was due to the difficult times caused by horrific bushfires.
Despite fears about the impact of coronavirus on the wool market, prices nudged up at sales today.
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