$ Millions Lost by Wool Growers, via Wool Testing.
We all know what a lottery Wool Testing is. One area where Wool Growers lost $ millions in the past was with jute packs.
Being a vegetable fibre they gave a higher v.m. content to the test result. The discs of jute cut out of the bottom of the bale by the coreing machine had to be picked out by hand, and as they fragmented, it was really impossible.
This naturally led to higher v.m.results, therefore lower prices. Fortunately jute packs have been banned. As the Buyers would say, " It all averages out"