Market generally firm tending dearer, except oddments which were easier.
North Island only selling today with 6,000 bales on offer. Selection was made up of 15% average/poor colour crossbred fleece, bulk 75/100mm, 40% crossbred second shear bulk 75mm mostly average colour second shear and very limited good colour, 25% crossbred lambs 29-31 micron, mainly average/poor colour, 12% associated oddments and 8% miscellaneous types. Indian sub-continent and Europe main, supported by local carpet mills and China.
Limited selection of good colour 6% dearer.
Average/poor colour fully firm.
Firm to sellers favour.
Lambs fleece 3% dearer.
Poor style 2% cheaper.
8% passed in.
South Island only offering 6,800 bales, Thursday 11th May.