Market generally easier today with lambs being mixed.
North Island offering 11,500 bales and South Island offering 7,200 bales. The selection consisted of 40% ewe and hogget fleece, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 35% early shorn and hogget second shear, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 15% lambs fleece, 8% associated oddments and 2% miscellaneous types. There was widespread competition with Australasian carpet mills and Europe main and support from South East Asia and China.
Good colour crossbred fleece, buyers favour.
Poorer style crossbred fleece firm.
Good colour early shorn 2% cheaper.
Good Colour 2% cheaper.
Poorer style firm.
29.0 micron & finer firm
29.5 micron and coarser up to 5% cheaper.
All descriptions firm.
12% Passed In.
North Island only offering 8,000 bales 23 January.