Australian woolgrowers have voted to lower the levy rate paid on their wool cheque to 1.5 per cent.
This year, a total of 1569 Dohne and Prime SAMM rams went under the hammer in WA with 1295 of those selling to achieve an overall clearance of 83 per cent.
Merino ewes to be joined back to meat maternal or terminal sires is at the its lowest number in seven years.
While it may not have been a record-breaking season for the breeds, overall the British and Australasian breed sales were firm.
The new AWI chair has stated she disagrees with claims made by the former chair that the company would become insolvent if a 1.5pc levy was voted in.
Mecardo looks at how the uncertainty surrounding live sheep exports has negatively impacted price spreads across a variety of West and east coast lamb and sheep markets.