Market generally dearer.
South Island only selling today with 6,150 bales on offer. The selection consisted of 15% crossbred fleece, good/average style 75/150mm, 25% crossbred hoggets 30-35 micron mainly good colour 75/125mm, 14% good colour crossbred second shear bulk 75mm, 21% halfbred fleece 25-30 micron, 7% merino fleece 15-22 micron and 18% associated oddments. Very keen widespread competition with most sectors operating.
Good colour crossbred fleece sellers favour.
Poorer style crossbred fleece 10% dearer.
Halfbred fleece 3.5% cheaper.
Merino fleece generally cheaper but selling above recent Australian levels.
Crossbred shears 3% dearer.
14% passed in.
South Island offering 7,300 bales and North Island offering 7,500 bales 26TH OCTOBER.