Cooperative Wool Marketing Pools and Warehouses: Industry Update, Issues and Options

In 1981, there were 158 cooperative wool marketing pools and 9 cooperative warehouses. Pools operate a few days each year to assemble and sell wool. Warehouses operate daily and also grade, store, and blend wool to buyer specifications. Pools frequently sell without knowledge of grade and clean fiber content. Producer bargaining power is also limited by declining wool production, large variation in pool membership and volume, and overlapping marketing territories among warehouses. Processing, consolidating pool and warehouse marketing, and changing pool pricing to reflect clean fiber content are options to lower marketing costs and better market power.


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Issue Date:
1984
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/52027
Total Pages:
45
Series Statement:
ACS Research Report
41




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