FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market mixed.

Comment

South Island only offering 11,300 bales.  The selection consisted of 33% crossbred fleece wool, mainly good colour, 34.0 to 37.0 micron, 13% crossbred second shear good colour average 75mm, 20% halfbred fleece super style 22.0 to 30.0 micron very good style, 13% merino fleece, 16.0 to 21.0 micron excellent style, 15% associated oddments and 6% miscellaneous types.  Reasonable competition with most sectors operating.

Fleece Wools

Good colour crossbred fleece buyers favour.

Average style crossbred fleece firm.

Merino fleece 18.5 micron & finer keenly sought after, 4% dearer.

19.0 to 21.0 micron 10% cheaper.

Halfbred fleece 22.0 to 23.0 micron 3.5% cheaper.

Second Shears

75mm & shorter 3.5% dearer.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

19% Passed In.

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North Island only, offering 6,500 bales, 17 September 2020.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market cheaper.

Comment

South Island only offering 12,600 bales.  The selection consisted of 36% crossbred fleece wool, mainly good colour, 10% crossbred second shear 75/100mm and shorter very good colour, 20% halfbred fleece super style 22.0 to 29.0 micron, 15% associated oddments, 5% crossbred lambs, 10% merino fleece 16.0 to 21.0 micron and 4% miscellaneous types.  Main competition was again from South East Asia and China supported by Australasian carpet mills with limited support from the United Kingdom and Europe.

Fleece Wools

Good colour crossbred fleece up to 10% cheaper.

Average style crossbred fleece 5% cheaper.

Halfbred fleece up to 10% cheaper.

Second Shears

All descriptions generally 5% cheaper.

Oddments

All descriptions 5% cheaper.

Passings

29% Passed In.

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North Island only, offering 7,100 bales, 3September 2020.

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Summary

Market generally firm to sellers favour.

Comment

North Island only offering 6,500 bales.  The selection consisted of 55% second shears and hogget shears mainly good colour, some average style, 10% crossbred fleece good/average colour, 20% crossbred shear oddments all descriptions, 10% end of season lambs and 5% miscellaneous types.  Main competition was again from South East Asia and China supported by Australasian carpet mills with limited support from the United Kingdom and Europe.

Fleece Wools

Crossbred fleece good colour very firm.

Average style sellers favour.

Second Shears

All descriptions generally firm.

Oddments

Clothing oddments 3% cheaper.

Passings

7% Passed In.

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South Island only, offering 12,500 bales, 27 August 2020.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market mixed.

Comment

South Island only offering 10,285 bales.  The selection was 50% fleece mainly good colour, some average style, 15% crossbred shears good colour, length 2/3-3/5, 15% associated crossbred oddments, 10% early season halfbred fleeces, 22.0 to 29.5 micron, 5% end of season lambs and 5% miscellaneous types.  Main competition was from South East Asia, China, Middle East and well supported by Australasian carpet mills.  Europe the main competition on the finer fleeces.

Fleece Wools

Crossbred fleece good colour firm.

Average style 5% cheaper.

Halfbred fleece 22.0-29.5 micron generally 7% cheaper.

Second Shears

All descriptions buyers favour.

Oddments

Clothing oddments very firm.

Combing oddments sellers favour.

Passings

18% Passed In.

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North Island only, offering 7,500 bales, 20 August 2020.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market strengthens again.

Comment

North Island offering 5,600 bales and South Island offering 8,700 bales.  North Island selection consisted of 75% good/average colour crossbred shears, bulk mainly good colour, length +/-3″, 5% crossbred fleece good/average colour, 5% end of season clothing lambs 29.0-31.0 micron generally average colour, 10% associated oddments, mainly clothing length and 5% miscellaneous types.  The South Island selection was 45% fleece mainly good colour with a small selection of average colour, 20% crossbred shears good colour, length 2/3-3/5, 10% early season halfbred fleeces, good colour, 5% end of season lambs and 20% miscellaneous types.  Both Islands continued the momentum of the previous weeks gains with another lift particularly on the very good colour and the small offering of average colour fleeces.  All buyers were competing strongly across all sectors and the auction finished on a very positive note.  Main competition was from South East Asia, China, Middle East and was well supported from Australasian mills.

Fleece Wools

Crossbred Fleece good colour 2% dearer.

Average colour 4% dearer.

Second Shears

All descriptions fully firm.

Lambs

In a small selection good/average colour firm.

Oddments

Clothing oddments all descriptions 3.5% dearer.

Combing oddments 4% dearer.

Passings

13% Passed In.

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South Island only, offering 10,285 bales, 13 August 2020.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market dearer again.

Comment

North Island only selling today with a small offering of 5,250 bales.  The selection consisted of 70% good/average colour crossbred shears, mainly good colour length +/-3″, 10% crossbred fleece good colour, 5% end of season clothing lambs 29.0-31.0 micron generally average colour, 10% associated oddments, mainly clothing lengths and 5% miscellaneous types.  This week’s North Island auction carried on with similar buyers sentiment from last week with another good lift on the good colour favourable types.  The competition was widespread with most buyers competing strongly and most sectors operating finishing on a positive note.

Fleece Wools

Crossbred Fleece fully 7% dearer.

Second Shears

All descriptions 5% dearer.

Lambs

Good/average colour sellers favour.

Oddments

Clothing oddments all descriptions 3% dearer.

Passings

3% Passed In.

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No wool sale next week.  The next auction will be combined North Island, offering 8,900 bales and South Island offering 9,800 bales on 6 August 2020.

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Summary

Market generally tending dearer.

Comment

South Island only selling today with 10,500 bales on offer.  The selection consisted of 50% good/average colour crossbred fleece with the bulk good colour pre lamb fleece wools.  Also on offer was 15% second shear, mostly good colour with the bulk length +/-3″, 15% end of season combing lambs, both clothing and up to full length combing, 30.0 to 31.0 micron generally good colour.  There was 15% associated oddments, all descriptions and 5% miscellaneous types.  This week’s South Island auction carried on the positive note with a good lift on the more favourable types.  Again the market was relatively wide spread with most buyers competing strongly and most sectors operating.

Fleece Wools

Crossbred Fleece fully 5% dearer.

Small selection of Halfbred fleece 3.5% dearer.

Second Shears

All descriptions sellers favour.

Lambs

Good colour 10% dearer.

Oddments

Clothing oddments very firm to buyers favour.

Passings

10% Passed In.

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North Island only offering 5,700 bales on 23 July 2020.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally firm, shears easier.

Comment

North Island only selling today with 9,525 bales on offer.  The selection consisted of 20% good/average colour crossbred fleece/early shorn wool, 34.0 to 39.0 micron, 50% second shear, mostly good colour with bulk of the length +/-3″, 15% end of season combing lambs 30.0 to 31.0 micron tending average colour and 15% associated crossbred oddments.  With a stronger buyer sentiment, the market was relatively widespread with most sectors operating.

Fleece Wools

Crossbred fleece and early shorn all styles very firm.

Second Shears

All descriptions trending buyers favour.

Lambs

Good/average colour very firm.

Oddments

Clothing oddments very firm.

Passings

6% Passed In.

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South Island only offering 10,550 bales on 16 July 2020.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market mixed.

Comment

South Island only selling today with 7,000 bales on offer.  The selection consisted of 40% good/average colour crossbred fleece, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 20% second shear good colour generally 3/4″ to 3/5″, 20% end of season combing lambs 30.0 to 31.0 micron, 15% associated oddments and 5% new season halfbred fleece good colour, 23.0 to 30.0 micron.  Competition was reasonably widespread with most sectors operating.

Fleece Wools

Good colour crossbred fleece buyers favour.

Poorer style crossbred fleece 2.5% cheaper.

Halfbred fleece in a limited selection up to 5% dearer.

Second Shears

Generally firm.

Shorter styles finished slightly dearer.

Lambs

Combing lambs 2.5% cheaper.

Passings

20% Passed In.

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North Island only offering 9,00 bales on 9 July 2020.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally eases.

Comment

North Island offered 7,600 bales and South Island offered 8,300 bales today.  The selection consisted of 65% good/average colour crossbred second shear and fleece wool, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 10% end of season lambs, generally average colour with some good colour in the South Island, 10% new season halfbred fleece good colour and the balance made up of associated fleece, shears and lamb oddments, mostly average/poor colour.  The combined North Island and South Island auctions started on a softer note with most crossbred types struggling to remain firm from last weeks levels.  However the sale finished with crossbred fleece and shears, buyers favour and good colour shears remaining firm.  Crossbed hoggets dropped 2%, but oddments bucked the trend and increased 1%.  The first offering of halfbred fleeces came right back in line with the current Australian auction prices.  This resulted in a number of growers anticipating the drop and withdrawing prior to the start of the day or generally passing their lines in.  Again competition was limited to Europe and China, but well supported by the Australasian mills and the Sub-Continent.

Fleece Wools

Crossbred fleece buyers favour.

Crossbred hoggets down 2%

Second Shears

Crossbred shears buyers favour.

Good colour shears firm.

Oddments

All descriptions up to 1% dearer.

Passings

13% Passed In.

Next Auction

New season – South Island offering 6,900 bales on 2 July 2020.