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Sheep farmers in Wales boosted by wool prices

The price sheep farmers in Wales get for their wool has more than tripled over the last five years.

The British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) said a shortage of fleeces coupled with strong demand from China had lead to an upturn in prices.

Some 35% of wool sold by the BWMB is now exported to China, double the percentage two years ago.

The price hike is seen as a welcome boost for sheep farms in Wales.

Steffan Messenger reports.

  • 02 Dec 2013
  • From the section Wales
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