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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

Ian McFarland

Keywords

Wool, Wool production, Wool quality, Properties, Producer groups, Farm surveys, Farm ownership, Western Australia, Upper Great Southern region (W.A.)

First Page Number

30

Last Page Number

34

Abstract

Woolgrowers have been faced with fluctuating prices, a mix of seasons and rising production costs since the demise of the Floor Price Scheme in 1991. despite these difficult times, there are still very large differences in productivity and profitability between wool growing properties in Western Australia. Ian McFarland looksat production levels on wool growing properties in Western Australia and outlines some actions to lift productivity.

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