Welcome to independent commodity services

Since 1997 Independent Commodity Services has  provided independent market analysis to woolgrowers throughout Australia, and to wool traders internationally.  We aim to provide commercially useful market advice, making sense of and putting into context, the myriad of information available to those in the wool industry.

Independent Commodity Services (ICS) was established with the assistance of Holmes, Sackett & Associates - agricultural business management consultants based in Wagga Wagga NSW. ICS was born in response to a growing need to supply meaningful market analysis to farmers. By extension this analysis also provides the basis for our services to brokers and traders.

recent analysis

High mid-break wool.

Wool with high levels of mid-break arrive at sale some 6 months after a change in seasonal conditions has caused a break in the staple. The level of seasonal conditions during the previous 12 months (good, average or poor) determines the proportion of wool staples with a break.

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