October 17, 2003
Oct. 17, 2003 -- The American Wool Council will continue the popular wool press program for sheep producers again this year. Through this program, producers, sheep shearers and wool warehouses can purchase Lyco Dominator wool presses at substantial savings. Woolsacks, Inc., the U.S. distributor for Lyco wool presses, continues to assist the program by making the presses available without additional mark-up and by coordinating shipping for freight savings.
A limited number of presses will be ordered this year, and will be available in time for the 2004 shearing season. Depending on currency exchange rate, prices are estimated to be no more than $7,200 for a Honda gas model press and $7,500 for a 110-volt electric press. Purchasers will be responsible for shipping charges from Fredericksburg, Texas, to the final destination.
?The prices have gone up since the program began three years ago,? said Bob Padula, wool quality improvement consultant. ?The main factor in the price increase is the exchange rate -- the Australian dollar has appreciated against the U.S. dollar by more than 40 percent.?
Contact: Bob Padula, 303-771-3500, ext. 23.