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Lamb looking at the brighter side of the pandemic than wool

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Lamb looking at the brighter side of the pandemic than wool

The American Sheep Industry Association states that while pandemics are curbing wool exports, they are creating significant demand for lambs.

Executive Director Peter Owick told Brownfield that about half of the wool produced in the United States is exported.

“Traders, exporters, warehousing, and domestic factories all reported problems with freight costs, both domestic trucking and containers,” he says.

He adds that as more people work from home, there is less demand for finer wool for products used in formal wear and suits.

Orwick was helpful because the prices of very strong lambs continue to rise and input costs are rising.

“I think we’ve picked up consumers we’ve never seen before, and now we’re expected to need lambs to serve them,” he says.

Orwick states that the industry is also focusing on new wool warranty programs, efforts to mitigate disease outbreaks, and sustainability.

Sheep producers from all over the country gathered in California last week for the annual convention.



Lamb looking at the brighter side of the pandemic than wool

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