Market generally softens.
South Island only today offering 6,400 bales this week. The selection consisted of 45% good/average colour ewe fleece, 34.0 to 38.0 micron, 15% good colour second shear, 35.0 to 38.0 micron, 25% lambs fleece, 29.0 to 31.0 micron, 15% associated fleece, shear lamb oddments. Most types softened slightly with the strongest competition from South East Asia and the Australasian carpet mills.
Good colour ewe fleece buyers favour.
Average colour ewe fleece fully firm.
Good colour buyers favour.
All microns generally 5% cheaper.
All descriptions buyers favour.
25% Passed In.
North Island offering 10,400 bales on 26th March.