South Island only offering 9,700 bales. The selection consisted of 44% good/average style hogget/ewe fleece 34.0 to 37.0 micron, 13% good style hogget/ewe second shear 31.0 to 36.0 micron bulk 75/100mm and longer, 20% super style halfbred fleeces 22.0 to 30.0 micron, 12% super style merino fleeces 15.0 to 21.0 micron and 11% associated oddments. Europe and United Kingdom main with support from Indian sub continent and Australasian carpet mills.
Better style crossbred fleece 5% dearer.
Poorer style crossbred fleece 3% cheaper.
Halfbred fleece 3% cheaper.
Merino fleece 17.5 micron and finer keenly sort after, but coarser microns generally cheaper.
Good colour firm.
Poorer style 3% cheaper.
Crossbred all descriptions buyers favour.
17% passed in.
North Island only offering 5,700 bales Thursday 28th October.