Top price for Tambellup wool

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Tambellup woolgrower Brett Green was pleased with how his family's Ellawah/RG woolclip sold last week at the Western Wool Centre.

Mr Green and his wife Coral, with their son Jay and his wife Vicki, run a total of 4500 sheep, including 1350 Poll Merino ewes and 1000 wethers to make up their 180-bale offering, which all sold last week at the opening sale after the three-week mid-year recess.

"We've been on Willemenup bloodlines for 40 years and are very satisfied with the results," Mr Green said.

"Prices this year were as much as 150c/kg above last year."

The Greens' six-bale offering of 21.1-micron ewe fleece off six to seven-year-olds sold for the equal top-price of 940c/kg in the Landmark catalogue.

Mr Green said the consignment had an average yield of 71 per cent and staple length of 89mm, evidence the older ewes still held exceptional wool characteristics.

The other equal top price within the Greens' clip was from 13 bales of 17.6-micron weaners' fleece (first shearing) with a length of 87mm.

"Demand for both ends of the micron range made for a great sale," Mr Green said.

Landmark agent Warren Holt said most of the Green family's clip was of best top-making style.

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