In an increase of Bales offered compared to the last few weeks the first Market of the new season started off cheaper. Chinese types were most affected and recorded losses of 30-50ac.
Selected lots with favorable AM’s and good style remained unchanged with lower types/AM’s 20ac cheaper.
19.0mic-21.5mic were 20/30ac cheaper.

Fine Merino skirtings continue downwards with 15.5 to 17.5mic closing 50-60ac cheaper for lots above 4% vm. Better style and FNF Bkns less affected closing 20-30ac cheaper. All other microns and types 25/30ac cheaper.

Prems and lambs types in the 44-50HM range also 25/30 cheaper today with 16.5 to 18.5mic most affected.

FLEECE

15.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good – no selection
– poor types –unchanged  very small selection MOD

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

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – unchanged NEW/GSA /SETS
– poor types – firm

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – firm
– best/good style- firm
– poor types –firm

17.5u – spinners – firm
– best style – firm
– best-good types – firm  NEW
– Poor style – minus 10/20ac

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

18.5u – best types – firm
– best/good types- firm
– poor types – firm

19.0u – best/good types – minus 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

19.5u – best/good types – minus20/30ac
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – firm
– Poorer types – plus 10ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 20/30ac
– Poorer types – minus 20/30ac

22.0u and broader – minus 20/30ac

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – 20/30ac cheaper
18.5u/19.5u – 30/35ac cheaper

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 50/60ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – 40/50ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 25/35ac cheaper

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – 70/80ac cheaper
17.0/18.5u – 50/60ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 30/40ac cheaper

Prems – 16.5/ 17.0u – 25/30ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – 25/30ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 20/25ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe

M01

Total 18,246 bs
National Total 43,157 bs

Selling Wednesday/Thursday