The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee forecasts that shorn wool production will lift by 2.2% to 332 mkg greasy in 2016/17.This reflects a 2.7% increase in average wool cut per head because of excellent season conditions and an abundance of feed, which more than offsets the small decline expected in the number of sheep shorn.

This increase is from the Committee’s final estimate of shorn wool production for 2015/16 at 325 mkg. This is 6.2% below the 2014/15 production level.

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