On a poor selection of Best/good style in 16.5mic and finer, and a limited selection of 17.0mic to 21.5mic, the market started off 30/40ac cheaper. However, as the sale progressed the market recovered some ground and closed at 10/20ac cheaper. Lower types in 17.0mic-18.5mic, and all types in 19.0mic and broader were most affected.
16.5mic and finer were very irregular.

China types closed 10/20ac cheaper.
16.5 mic and finer were 20/30ac cheaper.

Merino skirtings followed a similar trend to the fleece with most types 15/25 ac cheaper for less than 4%vm. Poorer style and higher vm lots closed 30/40ac cheaper for 16.5 – 18.5mic.

Prems and lambs types in the 46 – 52HM range 15/20ac cheaper for very odd lot in the 17.5 to 19.0mic range today.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types –no selection

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good –no selection
– poor types –no selection

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – unchanged
– poor types – minus 30ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style- unchanged
– poor types – minus 20ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best-good types – firm
– Poor style – minus 10ac

18.0u – spinner & best types -no selection
– best/good types – minus 10ac
– poor types – minus 30ac

18.5u – best types – firm in a small selection
– best/good types- unchanged
– poor types – minus 20ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 20/30ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – minus 10/20ac
– Poorer types – minus 20ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 10ac
– Poorer types – minus 10/20ac

22.0u and broader – 10/20ac cheaper

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –
Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – 15/20ac cheaper in a small selection
18.5u/19.5u – 15/25ac cheaper

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 25/35ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 25/30ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 15/20ac cheaper

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – 30/40ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 20/25c cheaper

Prems – 16.5/ 17.0u – 25/30ac cheaper a in small selection
17.5 / 18.5u – 15/25ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 15/20ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe

M49

Total 15,468 bs
National Total 26,656 bs

Selling Wednesday/Thursday