We can offer you a range of selling options to meet your needs
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When you market your wool through an Elders Mill Direct, we offer your wool directly to our close network of international processors at your own set price. It provides the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on your product and build strong relationships for future orders. It's an option that few others can offer.
You simply select a container of your wool and set the price and sale location. We then offer your wool to mills throughout the world. Once a buyer is found, you sell your wool directly to the mill and payments are promptly secured by Elders.
This is a simple selling option that links wool growers directly with exclusive orders from off-shore mills. You receive a net offer in Australian dollars (AUD) from an off-shore mill for a parcel of wool. (You can choose to sell from as few as 2 bales of wool, up to 200 bales) You can then choose to sell your wool on the day of shearing if the price is attractive or decide to wait until auction.
If you choose to accept the offer, we will facilitate the order and manage the conversion of the price from the off-shore mill into AUD, organise shipping and logistics and transfer ownership in the most economical way possible, meaning that less margin is taken out along the chain. And you incur the same broker charges you do at auction.
This option provides security of price as you can lock in a price up to two years in advance with no funding required. The price set in the auction forward is based on the best available price from all forward markets at that time. Growers sell their wool through the traditional auction system which allows transparency in price at settlement with full competition.
Elders have the simplest and most flexible product on the market for growers to manage their price risk management, allowing the constant rising input costs to be managed in an effective way.
We ensure your clip is presented for sale at the highest possible standard. With 100% buying attendance each week and the top catalogue in the trade, our team are the industry’s leading auctioneers, trained specifically to maximise prices for your wool.
Elders offers easy access to get the most out of 'on-line selling' with AuctionsPlus wool. And because you're selling online, your wool is accessible to buyers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can reach local and international buyers and exporters wherever they happen to be. The wool types sold range from 15 to 35 micron and includes fleece wool, skirtings and oddments
You can take immediate advantage of price spikes and control your reserve price and if you want to change your selling instructions you can immediately, by contacting your District Wool Manager. This process also helps buyers wanting to immediately fill an order when there's no other wool sales activity as your unsold wool is on the market 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Premier Wool was established at the request of both major top end processors and specialist wool growers, resulting in the development of genuine supply alliances from fibre to fabric. As an Elders Premier Wool Grower you receive a number of unique services, tailored to your sheep and situation, plus the core range of Elders wool services. For more details contact us.
In response to growing consumer demand for organic and EU Eco wool, we have developed the special feature sales. Attracting world wide competition, these sales have attracted substantial premiums above the market when compared with corresponding non-organic wool types.
What is Organic wool?
- Organic wool is produced on a property which has achieved organic accreditation from a registered authority (3 year certification process). Because of the nature of organic production, these wools have no chemical residues. Registered organic certification bodies in Australia include NASAA and Australian Certified Organic (ACO).
What is EU Eco wool?
- Unlike organic wool, certification is not required. Minimum, rather than nil chemical residues can be present in the wool. Sheep can be treated strategically with certain pesticides and still achieve the residue limits. Wool growers sign a declaration at time of delivery based on their knowledge of chemical application to the wool. Wool samples are residue tested independently through the CSIRO before they are labelled as such to ensure EU Eco residue requirements are met. Data suggests that 40-45% of Australia’s wool clip is produced within EU Eco label criteria.
For more information about the Organic certification process, the EU Eco Scheme or marketing please contact your local Elders Wool Manager.