Market generally easier.
South Island only selling today with 5,600 bales on offer. The selection consisted of 40% ewe hogget fleece, 31.0 to 35.0 micron, 25% ewe fleece, 36.0 to 40.0 micron, 13% early shorn/hogget second shear 31.0 o 38.0 micron and 7% associated oddments. Also on offer was 5% merino and halfbred fleece and 10% miscellaneous types. Keen widespread competition with China main and support from Australasian carpet mills and Indian Sub-Continent.
Limited selection merino/halfbred fleece generally 5-8% cheaper.
Crossbred fleece buyers favour.
75 mm and shorter 1.5% cheaper.
All descriptions very firm.
23% Passed In.
South Island offering 4,500 bales and North Island offering 7,500 bales 5th December.