North Island only offering 8,500 bales. The selection consisted of 31% crossbred ewe and hogget fleece, 34-38 micron good/average colour 75/125mm and longer, 51% crossbred ewe and hogget second shear, 32-38 micron good colour bulk 75mm, 15% associated oddments and 3% miscellaneous types. Reasonable competition with most sectors operating. Slightly softer tone with most exporters having filled their requirements for 2021.
Crossbreed ewe/hogget fleece 2.5% cheaper.
Crossbred ewe/hogget second shear buyers favour.
Crossbred oddments all descriptions 3% cheaper.
7% passed in.
In the last sale for the year, South Island offering 6,400 bales and North Island offering 7,000 bales Thursday 16th December.