Market generally dearer.
North Island offering 7,800 bales and South Island offering 5,500 bales. The selection consisted of 35% ewe and hogget fleece, 32.0 to 38.0 micron, 40% early shorn and hogget second shear, 31.0 to 38.0 micron, 11% lambs fleece, 12% associated oddments and 2% miscellaneous types. There was keen widespread competition again with Australasian carpet mills, India sub-continent and Europe main with limited support from China.
Crossbred hogget fleece, 32.0 to 33.5 micron 3% dearer.
Crossbred ewe fleece, good colour buyers favour.
Crossbred ewe fleece, poorer colour 4% dearer.
75/100 mm and shorter generally firm.
Early season lambs mixed but basically firm.
Combing oddments firm.
Clothing oddments 5.5% dearer.
10% Passed In.
North Island only offering 11,500 bales 9th January.
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