Merino fleece offered today in Melbourne 3039 bales and 1535 bales withdrawn prior to sale and a further 708 bales passed in putting extreme pressure on wool with good specifications.
Italian types remain keenly sought after. Some better lots with NM status tending slight dearer.
Approximately a quarter of the fleece offering was passed in as they failed to meet grower asking prices.
Best 18.5 and finer keenly sought up to 2-3% dearer – Italian interests
Good / average 18.5 and finer fully firm.
All 19 / 21.5 micron 1-2% dearer.
All descriptions generally 1-2% dearer.
all opentop generally 1-2% dearer.