FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market firm tending buyers favour, with the exception of finer lambs which were dearer.

Comment

South Island only today offering 5,300 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 50% average colour ewe fleece, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 17% good colour second shear, 35.0 to 38.0 micron, 19% lambs fleece, 29.0 to 31.0 micron, 10% associated oddments and 4% miscellaneous types.  Widespread competition with most sectors operating.  China main, with support from South East Asia, United Kingdom, Europe and Australasian carpet mills.

Fleece Wools

Average colour ewe fleece buyers favour.

Second Shears

All descriptions firm.

Lambs

28.5 micron & finer 3.5% dearer.

29.0 micron and coarser 2% cheaper.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

20% Passed In.

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South Island offering 6,400 bales, North Island offering 13,300 bales on 12th March.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally dearer.

Comment

South Island offering 7,200 bales and North Island offering 12,600 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 37% ewe fleece, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 15% second shear, 35.0 to 39.0 micron, 25% lambs fleece, 29.0 to 30.0 micron, 16% oddments and 7% miscellaneous types.  The South Island also included a small selection of Merino fleece which was a clean up for the season.  Widespread competition with most sectors operating.  China main, with support from South East Asia, United Kingdom, Europe and Australasian carpet mills.

Fleece Wools

Good/average colour ewe fleece all descriptions sellers favour.

Second Shears

All descriptions firm.

Lambs

Generally 5% dearer.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

13% Passed In.

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South Island only offering 5,500 bales on 5th March.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market relatively firm.

Comment

South Island only offering 5,000 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 47% ewe fleece, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 15% second shear, 35.0 to 39.0 micron, 16% lambs fleece, 28.0 to 30.0 micron, 16% oddments and 6% miscellaneous types.  Widespread competition continues with most sectors operating.  United Kingdom and Europe main with support from South East Asia.

Fleece Wools

Good/average colour ewe fleece buyers favour.

Second Shears

All descriptions firm.

Lambs

Generally 5% dearer.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

23% Passed In.

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South Island offering 7,200 bales and North Island offering 14,300 bales, 27th February.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market mixed again.

Comment

North Island offering 9,500 bales and the South Island offering 9,500 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 50% ewe fleece, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 10% second shear, 32.0 to 39.0 micron, 25% lambs fleece, 28.0 to 30.0 micron and 15% associated oddments.  Widespread competition with most sectors operating.  Australasian carpet mills still maintaining pressure, United Kingdom and Europe main with support from South East Asia.  China still a notable absence.

Fleece Wools

Good/average colour ewe fleece buyers favour.

Second Shears

All descriptions buyers favour.

Lambs

Good colour and style 4% cheaper.

Oddments

All descriptions sellers favour.

Passings

38% Passed In.

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South Island only offering 5,000 bales 20th February.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market mixed.

Comment

North Island only selling today with a national holiday in New Zealand tomorrow, offering 5,000 bales.  The selection consisted of 22% ewe fleece, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 30% early shorn and second shear, 35.0 to 38.0 micron, 30% lambs fleece, 6% clothing oddments, 5% lambs oddments and 7% miscellaneous oddments.  There was keen competition with pressure still on the average style fleece and shears.  Australasian carpet mills, United Kingdom and Europe main with support from South East Asia.

Fleece Wools

Good colour ewe fleece generally firm.

Average/poorer style fleece sellers favour.

Second Shears

Good colour generally firm.

Lambs

Good colour and style 4% cheaper.

Oddments

All descriptions buyers favour.

Passings

18% Passed In.

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North Island offering 9,000 bales, South Island offering 9,500 bales 13th February.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally cheaper.

Comment

North Island only selling, offering 8,250 bales.  The selection consisted of 35% ewe fleece, 35.0 to 38.0 micron, 35% early shorn and second shear, 36.0 to 38.0 micron, 20% lambs fleece, 10% associated oddments and miscellaneous types.  Predominantly good colour fleece and shears.  There was widespread competition with Australasian carpet mills and Europe main and support from South East Asia and China.

Fleece Wools

Ewe fleece buyers favour.

Poorer style fleece in a limited selection 2.5% dearer.

Second Shears

All descriptions buyers favour.

Lambs

Erratic, up to 5% cheaper but super style low VM types commanding a premium.

Oddments

All descriptions buyers favour.

Passings

10% Passed In.

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North Island offering 7,200 bales, South Island offering 10,060 bales 30th January.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally easier today with lambs being mixed.

Comment

North Island offering 11,500 bales and South Island offering 7,200 bales.  The selection consisted of 40% ewe and hogget fleece, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 35% early shorn and hogget second shear, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 15% lambs fleece, 8% associated oddments and 2% miscellaneous types.  There was widespread competition with Australasian carpet mills and Europe main and support from South East Asia and China.

Fleece Wools

Good colour crossbred fleece, buyers favour.

Poorer style crossbred fleece firm.

Good colour early shorn 2% cheaper.

Second Shears

Good Colour 2% cheaper.

Poorer style firm.

Lambs

29.0 micron & finer firm

29.5 micron and coarser up to 5% cheaper.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

12% Passed In.

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North Island only offering 8,000 bales 23 January.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market mixed at the beginning of the New Year.

Comment

North Island only selling, offering 9,800 bales.  The selection consisted of 35% ewe and hogget fleece, 33.0 to 38.0 micron, 40% early shorn and hogget second shear, 31.0 to 38.0 micron, 15% lambs fleece, 8% associated oddments and 2% miscellaneous types.  There was keen widespread competition with buyers competing strongly, particularly on the very good colour fleece and shears.  Australasian carpet mills and Europe main with very limited support from China.

Fleece Wools

Crossbred hogget fleece, 32.0 to 33.5 micron, small selection sellers favour.

Crossbred ewe fleece, good colour very firm.

Crossbred ewe fleece, poorer colour 4% cheaper.

Second Shears

All descriptions tending sellers favour.

Lambs

Mixed microns, very soft demand, generally 10-15% cheaper.

Oddments

Combing oddments in a small selection 5% dearer.

Clothing oddments 2% dearer.

Passings

4% Passed In.

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North Island offering 10,800 bales, South Island offering 7,200 bales 16th January.

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally dearer.

Comment

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.

Fleece Wools

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.

Second Shears

75/100 mm and shorter generally firm.

Lambs

Early season lambs mixed but basically firm.

Oddments

Combing oddments firm.

Clothing oddments 5.5% dearer.

Passings

10% Passed In.

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North Island only offering 11,500 bales 9th January.

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FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market firm tending easier.

Comment

North Island only offering 5,800 bales.  The selection consisted of 30% ewe and hogget fleece, 32.0 to 38.0 micron, 45% early shorn and hogget second shear, 31.0 to 38.0 micron, 7% lambs fleece, 15% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types.  There was keen widespread competition with Australasian carpet mills, India sub-continent and Europe main again with limited support from China.

Fleece Wools

Crossbred ewe and hogget fleece firm.

Second Shears

75/100 mm and shorter generally buyers favour.

Lambs

Early season lambs 5% dearer.

Oddments

Combing oddments firm.

Clothing oddments buyers favour.

Passings

6% Passed In.

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North Island offering 7,500 bales and South Island offering 6,500 bales 19th December.