FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally firm tending dearer

Comment

South Island only selling today with 11,000 bales on offer.  The selection consisted of 45 percent average style fleeces 33.0 to 39.0 micron, 15 percent lambs good colour, 29.0 to 31.5 micron, bulk 75mm, 15% good style second shear, 35.0 to 39.0 micron, bulk 75mm. Also on offer were 15 percent associated oddments and 10 percent miscellaneous types.  China main with support from the United Kingdom and Australasian carpet mills.

Fleece

Good style 33.0 to 36.0 micron very firm.

Good style 37.0 to 39.0 micron 1% dearer.

Average style 33.0 to 39.0 micron sellers favour.

Second Shears

Good style 33.0 to 36.0 micron very firm.

Good style 37.0 to 39.0 micron 1% dearer.

Average style 33.0 to 39.0 micron sellers favour.

Lambs

First lambs up to 1% cheaper.

Oddments

Good colour firm.

Average colour 5% dearer.

Passings

23% Passed In.

Next Auction

North Island only offering 11,500 bales on 23rd May.

Fleece Summary

– Good style 33.0-36.0
Variation %:  Very Firm

Good style 37.0-39.0
Variation %:  1.0

Average style 33.0-39.0
Variation %:  Sellers favour

Second Shears Summary

– Good style 33.0-36.0
Variation %:  Very Firm

Good style 37.0-39.0
Variation %:  1.0

Average style 33.0-39.0
Variation %:  Sellers favour

Lambs

↓ First Lambs
Variation %: 1.0

Oddments

– Good colour
Variation %: Firm

Average colour
Variation %: 5.0

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market firm tending dearer

Comment

North and South Island centres selling today with 17,000 bales on offer.  The selection consisted of 45 percent good to average style fleeces 34.0 to 39.0 micron, 20 percent lambs good colour, 29.0 to 31.5 micron, 3 inch to 3 to 5 inches, 20% good style second shear, 35.0 to 39.0 micron, bulk 75/100mm. Also on offer were 10 percent associated oddments and 5 percent miscellaneous types.  China main with support from the United Kingdom and Australasian carpet mills.

Fleece

Good style 32.0 to 34.5 micron firm.

Good style 35.0 to 39.0 micron 3.5% dearer.

Average style 33.0 to 39.0 micron firm.

Second Shears

All descriptions 1% dearer.

Lambs

First lambs very firm.

Oddments

Average colour 2% dearer.

Poor colour buyers favour.

Passings

15% Passed In.

Next Auction

South Island only offering 5,500 bales on 16th May.

Fleece Summary

– Good style 32.0-34.5
Variation %:  Firm

Good style 35.0-39.0
Variation %:  3.5

– Average style 33.0-39.0
Variation %:  Firm

Second Shears Summary

All descriptions
Variation %: 1

Lambs

– First Lambs
Variation %: Very firm

Oddments

Average colour
Variation %: 2

↓ Poor colour
Variation %: Buyers favour

FUHRMANN NZ MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market firm tending dearer

Comment

South Island the only selling centre today with 11,000 bales on offer.  The selection consisted of 35 percent average style fleeces 35.0 to 39.0 micron and a very limited selection of good style fleece.  There was 25% of good style crossbred second shear, 35.0 to 39 micron, bulk 75/100mm and 20 percent lambs good colour, 29.0 to 31.5 micron, mainly 3 inch and 15 percent associated oddments with 5 percent miscellaneous types.  China main with support from the United Kingdom, Subcontinent and Australasian carpet mills.

Fleece

Good style 32.0 to 39.0 micron 3.5% dearer.

Average style 35.0 to 39.0 micron firm.

Second Shears

All descriptions firm.

Lambs

First lambs unchanged.

Oddments

All descriptions generally firm.

Passings

11% Passed In.

Next Auction

South Island offering 9,300 bales and North Island offering 10,700 bales on 2nd May.

Fleece Summary

Good style 32.0-39.0 mic
Variation %:  3.5

– Average style 35.0-39.0 mic
Variation %:  Firm

Second Shears Summary

– All descriptions
Variation %: Firm

Lambs

– First Lambs
Variation %: Unchanged
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Oddments

– All descriptions
Variation %: Generally firm