Fleece generally 80-100 cents dearer, skirtings 40-50 cents dearer and open tops generally 25 cents dearer.
The fleece market followed eastern states and saw prices rise 80-100 cents compared to last week. 19.0u and finer best spec fleece was the most affected. Towards the end of the sale average style 19.5u and broader fleece eased back 10 cents from highs earlier. There was good competition among the exporters today.
The passed-in rate for fleece today was 4.3%.
Skirtings were generally 40-50 cents dearer.
Open tops were generally 25 cents dearer.