Market a reflection of the selection.
Both centres selling today with the North Island offering 6,000 bales and the South Island offering 8,600 bales. The selection consisted of 35% crossbred second shear/early shorn, mainly average colour 75/100mm, 35% crossbred/hogget fleece average colour 75/150mm, 15% good/average colour lambs 28.0 to 30.0 micron, 10% associated oddments and 5% miscellaneous types. The selection in the North Island has been affected by recent wet weather with the wool showing a lot of yellow discolouration. Indian subcontinent main with support from China and local carpet mills.
Good style crossbred and hogget fleece buyers favour.
Poorer style crossbred fleece buyers favour.
Good style 3.5% dearer
Poorer style buyers favour.
Lambs fleece firm.
All descriptions generally buyers favour.
20% passed in.
North Island only offering 8,000 bales, Thursday 2nd February.