Market generally firm tending dearer.
South Island only selling today with 9,100 bales on offer. The selection consisted of 44% good/average colour crossbred fleece 75/150mm, 15% good/average colour crossbred second shear bulk 75mm, 5% average/poor colour crossbred lambs 29-31 micron, 9% halfbred fleece good average style 25.0-29.0 micron, 7% merino fleece 16.5-21.0 micron, 17% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types. Widespread competition with most sectors operating,
Good/average colour crossbred fleece firm.
Halfbred fleece buyers favour
Good colour crossbred second shears 5% dearer.
All descriptions firm.
9% passed in.
North Island only offering 6,000 bales, 24th August.