Market very strong.
South Island only offering 8,900 bales. The selection consisted of 46% crossbred and crossbred hogget fleece, 32-36 micron mainly good/average colour, 12% crossbred second shear/hogget shears bulk 75mm good colour, 10% associated oddments, 10% merino fleece 16-22 micron super style, 17% halfbred fleece, 23-28 micron super/good style and 5% miscellaneous types. Keen widespread competition with most sectors operation strongly
Good colour crossbred fleece 8% dearer.
Poorer style 12% dearer.
Halfbred fleece 23-29 micron up to 20% dearer.
Merino Fleece extreme compared to last merino auction.
Crossbred shears including hogget shears 75/100mm & shorter up to 6.5% dearer.
All descriptions 7% dearer.
5% Passed In.
North Island only, offering 6,000 bales, 29 October 2020.