Market mixed again.
North Island offering 9,500 bales and the South Island offering 9,500 bales this week. The selection consisted of 50% ewe fleece, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 10% second shear, 32.0 to 39.0 micron, 25% lambs fleece, 28.0 to 30.0 micron and 15% associated oddments. Widespread competition with most sectors operating. Australasian carpet mills still maintaining pressure, United Kingdom and Europe main with support from South East Asia. China still a notable absence.
Good/average colour ewe fleece buyers favour.
All descriptions buyers favour.
Good colour and style 4% cheaper.
All descriptions sellers favour.
38% Passed In.
South Island only offering 5,000 bales 20th February.