South Island only selling this week with 9,700 bales on offer. The selection consisted of 52% crossbred pre-lamb shorn fleece, 36-38 micron, good/average style 100/150mm, 26% crossbred second shear, 36-40 micron, good colour 75/100mm, 7% lambs fleece, 29-31 micron good colour, 75mm, 12% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types. Good competition with China and the Indian Sub Continent main, supported by Europe, the United Kingdom and Australasian carpet mills.
Good colour 5% dearer.
Poorer colour firm.
Good colour shears 5% dearer.
All lambs fleece 2.5% dearer.
All descriptions generally buyers favour.
13% passed in.
North Island only offering 6,700 bales Thursday 28th July.