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The Wool Market

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The wool market this spring seems to open up very inauspicious tor liveliness or high figures. It is reported that manufacturers and dealers are indifferent about buyinjr, aml do not liesitate to s:iy that they can see no profit in the business at the prices demanded, and that tliey vvill not purchase to any extent except at concessions. And further the general sentiment of the trade seems to indícate that in one or two nionths the article will be lower than at present. Of course every seller can judge for liimsclf as to the time to sel!, but the close observance of the following little advice In preparing wool for the market will tend to bring yon the "top" prices, and make glad the souls of the dealers and manufacturéis : "Now that nevv wool will soon be on the market at all points, we would impress upon the growers the necessity of putting their wools up well in order to lasara their Pull values. It has been urged by inany that the only correct way to market wool is in the unwashed state, as a nearer approach to the true valué can thus thus be obtained. We do not question the statement. If wool is washed at all, it sliotild be washed clean and tlioroughly ; the tags taken off in the spring should be kept out of the fleece and sold by them selves for what they are worth. Thcy should never be put into the fleece Whether washed or unwashed they shouk be kept out of the fleece. Wool that is partly or improperly washed has to be classed as unmerchantable, and will sell in the market for about three-quarters ol the value of washed. It is these wools that invariablyeiitail loss upon the buyer. We would say to the farmers, wash your wool well or not at all. We would recommend the discontinuance of the use of the box in tying up wool. Fleeces properly folded and carefully rolled up and tied with not over fotir strings, wil sell better than if done up in a box Square, closely tied fleeces are looked upon with suspicion as containing stuffing. Itolled and tied in the way we suggest gives the buyer an opportunity to see whether the wool is honest or not, and he will pay more for it if found so. We believe it is for thé interest of the grower to handle nis wool in every particular as well as possible. If this advice is followed we believe that growers will obtain more satisfactory returns. There is an attraction about wool put up with care and in good condition that manufacturera appreciate."


Ann Arbor Courier
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