September 9, 2005
September 9, 2005 -- As reported by ABC Australia, the nation's
wool classers are being encouraged to improve their standards when preparing the
clip for sale.
While prices are now at a four-year low, the
Australian Wool Exchange is urging wool classers to still keep a close eye on
The chief executive of the Australian Wool Exchange,
Mark Grave, says while the number of classers is falling, quality should
"The main aim of wool classing is about better returns for
the grower and if ever there was a time that growers needed better returns, it's
now," he said. "We are now down to 25,000 wool classers, but the truth of the
matter is that of the 48,000, there were probably 20,000 who weren't actually
working in the industry at all."