Market moving up.
South Island only selling today with 11,234 bales on offer. Selection was made up of 39% average/poor colour crossbred fleece, bulk 75/150mm, 9% good colour crossbred second shear bulk 75mm, 20% good/average colour crossbred lambs 29-31 micron, 19% associated oddments, 8% halfbred/merino fleece 16.0-28.0 micron and 5% miscellaneous types. Indian sub-continent and local carpet mills main, supported by China, Europe and United Kingdom.
Better colour crossbred fleece 3% dearer.
Poorer style 10% dearer.
Good style 4% dearer.
All lambs firm.
All descriptions 7.5% dearer.
29% passed in.
North Island only offering 8,000 bales, Thursday 1st June.