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WOOL | 12 September 2012

Three In A Row - Finest Bale

Landmark Wool continues to break World records by recently selling the finest bale of wool ever to be offered at auction.

The bale of 11.1 micron, produced by Ultrafine woolgrowers Robert, Pamela, Bradley and Melissa Sandlant from “Pyrenees Park” in Central Victoria, was offered by specialist fine wool broker Landmark / Jackson of Geelong.

The bale, weighing 91kg, yielded 76.4%, 70mm in length and 34 NKT strength, was sold at the Brooklyn Wool Centre in Melbourne, Victoria for 110,000 cents per kilogram greasy.

The bale was purchased by G Schneider (Aust) P/L, representing LORO PIANA & CO, S.p.a Quarona via Biella, Italy.

This is the third record breaking bale produced by the Sandlant family in three years after selling an 11.2 micron bale in July 2011 and an 11.4 micron bale in March 2010.

Ted Wilson of Landmark Jackson of Geelong, who has been involved in all 3 records, congratulated the Sandlant family on their outstanding achievement.  “The last four years have been extremely difficult for ultrafine woolgrowers with prices generally below the cost of production and many growers opting out of ultrafine production. It takes a lot of courage and dedication to continue in such difficult trading conditions and Rob and his family truly deserve the recognition and reward resulting from today’s sale.

Landmark Regional Wool Manager, Stephen Keys, said that producing another world record bale was a great achievement. “ The skill, passion and attention to detail required are a credit to Rob Sandlant and his family”.


He also praised the efforts and professionalism of the Landmark wool team, in particular Ted Wilson and Simon Arbuckle. “Ted continues to lead the way in Ultrafine wool marketing with his expertise and commitment to achieving the best results for the woolgrower, while Simon has been the auctioneer for all 3 of the recent World record bales. Landmark are fortunate to have quality staff with the expertise required to achieve these results”.


(Pictured left to right: Rob Sandlant -  Pyrenees Park / Mark Symes - woolbuyer representing G Schneider / Ted Wilson - Landmark Jackson of Geelong / Bradley Sandlant - Pyrenees Park)


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