NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally cheaper with the exception of lambs wool.

Comment

North Island offering 10,800 bales and South Island offering 5,300 bales.  The selection consisted of 40% second shear 34 to 38 micron average/good colour, bulk 75mm and longer, 35% crossbred ewe and hogget fleece 34 to 38 micron good/average colour bulk 75/125mm and longer, 8% new season lambs, 15% associated oddments and 2% miscellaneous types.  Softer demand for the start of the New Year with most sectors operating.  South East Asia main with support from the United Kingdom, local carpet mills and Europe.

Fleece

Crossbred ewe/hogget fleece 3% cheaper.

Second Shears

Crossbred ewe/hogget second shear 2.5% cheaper.

Lambs

New seasons lambs sellers favour.

Oddments

Crossbred oddments all descriptions 4% cheaper.

Passings

15% passed in.

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North Island only offering 8,000 bales Thursday 20th January.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market eases.

Comment

North Island offering 4,800 bales and South Island offering 6,000 bales.  The selection consisted of 35% crossbred ewe and hogget second shear 32-38 micron good colour bulk 75mm, 40% crossbred ewe and hogget fleece, 34-38 micron good/average colour bulk 75/125mm and longer, 8% new season lambs, 15% associated oddments and 2% miscellaneous types.  Reasonable competition with most sectors operating.  South East Asia main with support from the United Kingdom, local carpet mills and Europe.

Fleece

Crossbreed ewe/hogget fleece firm.

Second Shears

Crossbred ewe/hogget second shear 2.5% cheaper.

Lambs

All descriptions 2% cheaper.

Oddments

Crossbred oddments all descriptions buyers favour.

Passings

13% passed in.

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North Island offering 12,000 bales and South Island offering 7,500 bales Thursday 13th January.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market eases.

Comment

North Island only offering 8,500 bales.  The selection consisted of 31% crossbred ewe and hogget fleece, 34-38 micron good/average colour 75/125mm and longer, 51% crossbred ewe and hogget second shear, 32-38 micron good colour bulk 75mm, 15% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types.  Reasonable competition with most sectors operating.  Slightly softer tone with most exporters having filled their requirements for 2021.

Fleece

Crossbreed ewe/hogget fleece 2.5% cheaper.

Second Shears

Crossbred ewe/hogget second shear buyers favour.

Oddments

Crossbred oddments all descriptions 3% cheaper.

Passings

7% passed in.

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In the last sale for the year, South Island offering 6,400 bales and North Island offering 7,000 bales Thursday 16th December.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally firm.

Comment

South Island only offering 5,600 bales.  The selection consisted of 25% crossbred ewe fleece, 34-38 bulk good/average colour, 25% crossbred hogget fleece, 30-33 micron, good colour, 75/100mm and longer, 10% crossbred second shear, 35-38 micron good colour bulk 75mm, 5% crossbred lambs, 30-31 mic average colour 75mm, 12% halfbred fleece 24.0-29.0 micron super colour, 7% merino fleece super style, 13% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types.  Keen widespread competition with most sectors operating.

Fleece

Good colour hogget and ewe fleece firm.

Poorer style fleece 2.5% cheaper.

Halfbred & Merino fleece generally 3.5% dearer.

Second Shears

Good colour crossbred second shear buyers favour.

Poorer style second shear 2.5% cheaper.

Oddments

Crossbred oddments all descriptions buyers favour.

Passings

8% passed in.

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North Island only offering 8,300 bales Thursday 8th December.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market dearer.

Comment

North Island only offering 6,200 bales.  The selection consisted of 20% crossbred ewe fleece, 34-38 micron mainly good colour 100/150mm, 55% crossbred second shear, 32-38 micron good colour 75mm plus, 5% crossbred lambs, bulk average colour 30-32 micron, 15% associated oddments and 5% miscellaneous types.  Good buyer sentiment on the better style/colour wools with very strong competition coming on average colour lines.  Europe and Indian sub continent main competition supported by local carpet mills, United Kingdom and China.

Fleece

Good colour hogget and ewe fleece sellers favour.

Poorer style fleece 9% dearer.

Second Shears

Good colour crossbred second shear generally 4% dearer.

Poorer style second shear 9% dearer.

Oddments

Crossbred oddments all descriptions 3% dearer.

Passings

3.5% passed in.

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South Island only offering 5,600 bales Thursday 1st December.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally firm.

Comment

South Island only offering 6,700 bales.  The selection consisted of 25% crossbred ewe fleece 34.0-38.0 micron mainly better colour, 100/150mm, 15% crossbred hogget fleece 31.0-34.0 micron good colour 75/125mm, 6% crossbred second shear good colour 75mm plus, 8% crossbred lambs bulk average colour 30.0-32.0 micron 75mm, 17% halfbred fleece wool 23.0-30.0 micron super style, 12% merino fleece and oddments mainly super style, 15% associated oddments and 2% miscellaneous types.  Widespread competition with most sectors operating.  Europe and Indian sub continent main with support from the United Kingdom, local carpet mills and China.

Fleece

Good colour hogget and ewe fleece sellers favour.

Poorer style fleece firm.

Halfbred fleece unchanged.

Merino fleece generally 5% cheaper.

Second Shears

Good colour crossbred second shear sellers favour.

Poorer style second shear firm.

Oddments

Crossbred oddments all descriptions firm.

Passings

14% passed in.

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North Island only offering 5,500 bales Thursday 25th November.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market strengthened again.

Comment

North Island only offering 5,600 bales.  The selection consisted of 48% hogget/ewe second shear, average/good style bulk 75/100mm, 25% hogget fleece, 32.0 to 34.0 micron 75/125mm, 10% crossbred fleece average/good style 100/125mm and longer, 15% associated oddments and 2% miscellaneous types.  Europe and United Kingdom main with limited support from the Indian sub continent, China and Australasian carpet mills.

Fleece

Good colour hogget and ewe fleece 2.5% dearer.

Poorer style fleece 4% dearer.

Second Shears

Crossbred hogget and ewe second shear 3% dearer.

Poorer style second shear 4% dearer.

Oddments

Crossbred oddments all descriptions 3.5% dearer.

Passings

5% passed in.

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South Island only offering 6,700 bales Thursday 18th November.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally dearer except finer wools and crossbred oddments which tended buyers favour.

Comment

South Island only offering 6,300 bales.  The selection consisted of 40% good colour hogget/ewe fleece, 31.0 to 37.0 micron bulk 100/125mm, 10% good style hogget/ewe second shear, 31.0 to 37.0 micron bulk 75mm, 22% super style halfbred fleece, 23.0 to 30.0 micron, 10% super style merino fleece 15.0 to 22.0 micron, 16% associated oddments and 2% miscellaneous types.  Europe and United Kingdom main with limited support from the Indian sub continent, China and Australasian carpet mills.

Fleece

Crossbred hogget and ewe fleece sellers favour.

23.0-30.0 micron fleece 5% dearer.

21.0-22.5 micron fleece 7% dearer.

21.0 micron & finer generally firm/buyers favour.

Second Shears

All descriptions 2% dearer.

Oddments

Crossbred oddments all descriptions buyers favour.

Passings

15% passed in.

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North Island only offering 5,000 bales Thursday 11th November.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market fully firm.

Comment

North Island only offering 5,100 bales.  The selection consisted of 55% good colour hogget/ewe second shear 31.0 to 37.0 micron bulk 75mm plus, 15% good style hogget fleece 32.0 to 35.0 micron bulk 100/125mm, 10% ewe fleece good/average style bulk 75/150mm, 16% associated oddments and 4% miscellaneous types.  Europe and United Kingdom main with support from the Indian sub continent and Australasian carpet mills.

Fleece

All descriptions crossbred fleece fully firm.

Second Shears

All descriptions sellers favour.

Oddments

Clothing oddments 5% dearer.

Passings

8% passed in.

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South Island only offering 6,300 bales Thursday 4th November.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Mixed market.

Comment

South Island only offering 9,700 bales.  The selection consisted of 44% good/average style hogget/ewe fleece 34.0 to 37.0 micron, 13% good style hogget/ewe second shear 31.0 to 36.0 micron bulk 75/100mm and longer, 20% super style halfbred fleeces 22.0 to 30.0 micron, 12% super style merino fleeces 15.0 to 21.0 micron and 11% associated oddments.  Europe and United Kingdom main with support from Indian sub continent and Australasian carpet mills.

Fleece

Better style crossbred fleece 5% dearer.

Poorer style crossbred fleece 3% cheaper.

Halfbred fleece 3% cheaper.

Merino fleece 17.5 micron and finer keenly sort after, but coarser microns generally cheaper.

Second Shears

Good colour firm.

Poorer style 3% cheaper.

Oddments

Crossbred all descriptions buyers favour.

Passings

17% passed in.

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North Island only offering 5,700 bales Thursday 28th October.