Everyone seemed determined to fill their orders on the first day of wool sales.
The wool market had an encouraging resumption to sales after the Christmas break with the EMI climmbing above the 1600c barrier.
The Eastern Market Indicator nudged up another six cents yesterday as the wool market's positive start to 2020 continued.
An increase by more than one third in the number of wool bales tested in WA during December, compared to the previous December, indicates wool production this season is almost back on par with last season.
The wool market has opened 2020 on a positive note with the EMI lifting 79 cents to 1637c a kilogram clean.
Ina first for the industry a Dubbo-based wool broker has made the submission of a grower-signed National Wool Declaration a condition of sale.
The distance of toilets from the workplace, and the need for gender separation, brought as much animated debate as lighting placement and grating types when producers gathered for a shearing shed design workshop in Longreach.
The WA Shearing Industry Association (WASIA) will be holding its first general members meeting for 2020 at the Perth & Tattersall's Bowling & Recreation Club, at East Perth on Saturday, January 18.
Woolgrowers in Western Australia could be forgiven for being underwhelmed by 2019 and dismissing their commodity's market performance as lacklustre, compared to recent previous years.