NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally dearer except lambs which were buyers favour.

Comment

North Island only selling this week offering 5,500 bales.  The selection consisted of 40% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm average colour, 17% crossbred fleece, bulk 75/125mm average/inferior colour, 25% lambs fleece, 29-31 micron 50/75mm average/inferior colour, 15% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types.  Keen widespread competition with most sectors operating.

Fleece

Better colour crossbred fleece 3.5% dearer.

Poorer stye crossbred fleece 3% dearer.

Second Shears

Better colour crossbred shears 3.5% dearer.

Poorer stye crossbred shears 3% dearer.

Lambs

Buyers favour.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

11% passed in.

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South Island only offering 7,800 bales Thursday 12th May.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market dearer.

Comment

North and South Island both selling this week offering 13,000 bales.  The selection consisted of 22% crossbred ewe fleece, bulk 75/150mm average colour, 35% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm good/average colour, 25% lambs fleece, 29-31 micron 50/75mm good/average colour, 15% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types.  Keen widespread competition on the back of a weaker New Zealand dollar with most sectors operating.

Fleece

All descriptions 5% dearer.

Second Shears

All descriptions 5% dearer.

Lambs

All lambs 7.5% dearer.

Oddments

All descriptions 10% dearer.

Passings

2% passed in.

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North Island only offering 5,500 bales Thursday 5th May.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market firm tending dearer.

Comment

South Island only offering 9,000 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 40% crossbred ewe fleece, bulk 75/150mm average colour, 23% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm good colour, 20% lambs fleece, 29-31 micron 50/75mm good colour, 13% associated oddments and 4% miscellaneous types.  Good competition with Indian sub-continent main and support from local carpet mills, United Kingdom and Europe.

Fleece

All descriptions 3% dearer.

Second Shears

All descriptions 3% dearer.

Lambs

Generally firm.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

8% passed in.

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South Island offering 9,200 bales and North Island offering 6,000 bales Thursday 28th April.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market firms.

Comment

North Island only offering 8,400 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 20% crossbred ewe fleece, bulk 75/150mm average/poor colour, 35% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm average colour, 30% crossbred lambs fleece 50/75mm average/poor colour, 15% associated oddments.  Good competition considering the poorer style selection.  Indian sub-continent main again with support from local carpet mills, United Kingdom and Europe.

Fleece

All descriptions sellers favour.

Second Shears

All descriptions sellers favour.

Lambs

Generally firm.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

16% passed in.

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South Island only offering 9,200 bales WEDNESDAY 13th April.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market eases.

Comment

South Island only offering 10,700 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 45% crossbred ewe fleece, bulk 75/150mm average colour, 12% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm average/good colour, 23% crossbred lambs fleece 50/75mm good colour, 15% associated oddments and 5% miscellaneous types.  There was limited competition on a poorer style offering.  Indian sub-continent main with support from China, local carpet mills, United Kingdom and Europe.

Fleece

In a limited selection good colour fleece buyers favour.

Poorer style 5% cheaper.

Second Shears

Good colour buyers favour.

Poorer style 5% cheaper.

Lambs

Good style lambs 5% cheaper.

Oddments

Clothing length 15% cheaper.

Combing oddments 5% cheaper.

Passings

25% passed in.

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North Island only offering 8,300 bales Thursday 7th April.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market generally firm.

Comment

North Island only offering 10,000 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 36% crossbred lambs, 28.0 to 30.0 micron average/poor colour, 29% crossbred second shear, bulk 75mm average/poor colour, 21% crossbred ewe fleece average/poor colour 75/125mm and longer and 14% associated oddments.  In a limited selection of good colour shears and fleece these were slightly neglected, with the focus on average colour showing some general gains finishing on a positive note.  Good colour lambs were well supported throughout.  United Kingdom and Australasian mills main with support from the Indian sub continent and China.

Fleece

Good colour buyers favour.

Poorer style 2.5% dearer.

Second Shears

Good colour buyers favour.

Poorer style 2.5% dearer.

Lambs

Good style lambs 5% dearer.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

24% passed in.

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South Island only offering 10,500 bales Thursday 31st March.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market eases again.

Comment

South Island only offering 7,950 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 18% second shear good/average style, bulk 75mm, 48% crossbred ewe fleece generally average colour bulk 75/125mm and longer, 20% lambs fleece, bulk 28.5/31.0 micron, good/average colour and 14% associated oddments.  Market continued to soften on the average colour fleece, shears and lambs while only the good colour fleece and shears showed a positive sentiment.  United Kingdom and Australasian mills main with support from the Indian sub continent, China and Europe.

Fleece

Good colour 2.5% cheaper.

Average colour 10% cheaper.

Second Shears

Good colour 2.5% cheaper.

Average colour 10% cheaper.

Lambs

10% cheaper.

Oddments

All descriptions 5% cheaper.

Passings

32% passed in.

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North Island only offering 11,200 bales Thursday 23rd March.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market eases.

Comment

South Island offering 6,450 bales and North Island offering 12,650 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 25% second shear good/average style, bulk 75mm, 35% crossbred ewe fleece generally average colour bulk 75/125mm and longer, 30% lambs fleece, bulk 28.5/31.0 micron, good/average colour and 10% associated oddments.  Market softened on the average colour fleece and shears while maintaining good support on the better colour lines.  Widespread competition.  Indian sub continent and China main supported by the United Kingdom, Australasian carpet spinners and Europe.

Fleece

Good colour generally buyers favour.

Average colour 4% cheaper.

Second Shears

Good colour generally buyers favour.

Average colour 4% cheaper.

Lambs

Buyers favour.

Oddments

All descriptions 4% cheaper.

Passings

22% passed in.

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South Island only offering 7,300 bales Thursday 17th March.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market continues to trend upwards.

Comment

South Island only offering 7,800 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 15% second shear generally good style, bulk 75mm, 48% crossbred ewe fleece good/average colour bulk 75/125mm and longer, 16% lambs fleece, bulk 28.5/31.0 micron, good colour, 15% associated oddments and 6% miscellaneous types.  Keen widespread competition.  Indian sub continent and China main with support from Europe, United Kingdom and Australasian carpet spinners.

Fleece

Sellers favour.

Second Shears

Very firm.

Lambs

5% dearer.

Oddments

All descriptions firm.

Passings

7% passed in.

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South Island offering 8,000 bales and North Island offering 11,700 bales Thursday 10th March.

NEW ZEALAND MARKET REPORT

Summary

Market holds up well in a larger offering.

Comment

North Island only offering 12,000 bales this week.  The selection consisted of 35% second shear poorer style, bulk 75mm, 17% crossbred ewe fleece poor colour bulk 75/125mm and longer, 31% lambs fleece, bulk 29.5 micron and finer, good/average colour, 12% associated oddments and 5% miscellaneous types.  Keen widespread competition with most sectors operating.  Indian sub continent main with support from Europe, United Kingdom, China and Australasian carpet spinners.

Fleece

Good colour fleece 2.5% dearer.

Poorer style fleece sellers favour.

Second Shears

Good colour 2.5% dearer.

Poorer style sellers favour.

Lambs

Generally 3% cheaper.

Oddments

All descriptions 4% dearer.

Passings

5% passed in.

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South Island only offering 8,000 bales Thursday 3rd March.