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LATEST NEWS – AMMO Market Report from B2021 sale on 15 October 2021 

Dear Producers,

Market Comment

Today’s AMMO Auction achieved exceptionally high prices against slightly downward trend in South Africa.

There was a 100% clearance and another Australian record average price of $34.65 /kg which was $4.60 higher than the previous best auction average.

Top prices

Fine Fine Kid – $59.60

Fine Kid – $58.300

Kid – $49.10

Fine Fine Young Adult – $48.20

Fine Young Goat – $ 49.40

Fine Fine Adult – $39.60

Fine Hair – $38.60

Hair – $29.90

Regards,

Craig Clancy From AMMO

Full report available from Australian Mohair Marketing Organisation (AMMO).

Other news…

The international textile market has a strong appetite for mohair at the moment and future prospects are looking really positive.  Mohair is selling at record prices …

As reported internationally demand is up and supply is low.    In Australia the total annual production of mohair is approximately  80,000 – 85,000 kg per year which locally is down from the 131,344 kg forecast in the 2004 survey from a total of 34,000 Angora goats running across Australia.   The split at that time was 23,375 does, 1,195 bucks and 9,320 wethers.  Many current producers entered the industry in the early 80’s and are of a similar age bracket.   With record farm property prices it makes sense some people will exit and retire.

Our challenge for the entire industry is to find new producers.

Mohair News – September issue 2021 out now to members.   

Covid 19 Update

Hello Mohair Australia Limited
 
As we reach 70% vaccination rate it’s time for NSW to get back to business.

The 3 stages for NSW to move out of stay at home orders have been announced:

70% full vaccination target reopening starts for fully vaccinated people – expected to be Monday 11 October.

80% full vaccination target further easing of restrictions for fully vaccinated people – expected to be Monday 25 October.

Wednesday 1 December further easing of restrictions for everyone whether vaccinated or not.

When we reach 70% full vaccination make sure you know how to reopen your business safely, and follow all safety guidelines for your industry including:

  • COVID-Safe check-ins and proof of vaccination will be required for staff and customers
  • Physical distancing and density limit of 1 person per 4 square metres for indoor areas
  • Employers must continue to allow employees to work from home (where possible)
  • Masks for staff and customers indoors, and for hospitality staff outdoors
  • Ensure your employees are informed of your safety plan; if they feel unwell they must stay home, get tested and isolate – even if they are vaccinated.

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Breeders may well want the Herd Book so clicking the second last Name along the top will get you to the start. You need to sign in to see anything other that the membership list and the basic Herd Book information. Under the Log In, enter your membership number as the ID and your password which you get from the registrar – email or phone.

Without logging in you can search the Herd Book on Stud Name, Tattoo or Herd Book Number. ONCE LOGGED IN YOU CAN ENTER A NEW ANIMAL, TRANSFER RECORDED ANIMALS TO ANOTHER MEMBER, or LIST YOU HERD. This last command allows editing you flock to active animals (as opposed to inactive and/or deceased) to reduce the number of animals in your drop down box of breeders. You can always resurrect breeders if you have not recorded progeny before the stock take.