On a very limited selection of Best/good style in 16.5mic and finer, and a reasonable selection of 17.0mic to 21.5mic, the market followed a similar pattern to yesterday. The prices for 17.0mic and broader were 30/40ac cheaper at the beginning of the sale, but again recovered ground as the auction progressed and closed 10/30ac cheaper. Lower types were most affected.
Selected lots in 17.5mic- 18.5mic were 10/20ac dearer.
16.5mic and finer were very irregular tending cheaper.

China types closed 20/30ac cheaper in 18.5mic and finer and minus 10/20ac for 19.0mic and broader.
16.5 mic and finer were 20/30ac cheaper.

Fine Merino skirtings another 25-30ac cheaper today for less than 3%vm. Poorer style and higher vm lots closed 30/40ac cheaper for all descriptions.

Prems and lambs types in the 46 – 52HM range 10/15ac 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 –irregular

16.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good –no selection
– poor types –minus 30ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – minus 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 20ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – unchanged
– best/good style- minus 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 20ac

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – plus 20ac
– best-good types – firm
– Poor style – plus 20ac

18.0u – spinner & best types -no selection
– best/good types – plus 10/20ac
– poor types – plus 10/15ac

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 – unchanged
– Poorer types – unchanged

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

22.0u and broader – firm

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – 25/30ac cheaper in a small selection
18.5u/19.5u – 15/20ac 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 – 15/25ac cheaper a in small selection
17.5 / 18.5u – 15/20ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 10/15ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe

M50

Total 13,623 bs
National Total 29,575 bs

Selling Wednesday/Thursday