MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M45

09/05/2019

On today’s very poor offering in 16.5u and finer for any types, and reasonably good offering of 17.5-21.5u but mainly poorer, low yielding types and premature shorn wool, the market was cheaper for 19.0u and finer. Selected lots with high yield/ Nkt in a very limited selection are unchanged.
19.5 and broader started off 15/20ac cheaper but firmed as the sale continued, with better lots unchanged and lower types/yields/Nkt’s 10ac cheaper.

Fine Merino skirtings with less than 3%vm continued to be keenly sought and closed fully firm today. Poorer style and lower yielding wools carrying above 5%vm closed generally unchanged with reasonable support from the topmakers.

Prems and lamb’s types in the 42-46HM range closed with finer microns 10ac cheaper and 19.0mic & coarser 10/15ac cheaper. Longer lambs/prems in the 48-56HM range closed with finer microns firm/unchanged & 19.0 to 20.0mic 10ac cheaper in a reasonable selection.

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 – minus 30/40ac

16.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style –no selection
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

17.0u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best/good style – no selection
– Good style – minus 10/15ac
– poor types – irregular

17.5u – spinners – no selection
– best style – no selection
– best-good types – minus 10/15ac
– Good style -minus 20ac
– Poor style – irregular

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – firm  NEW
– Good style minus 10/20ac TIANYU
– poor types – minus 20ac

18.5u – best types – no selection
– best/good types – minus 10/20ac NEW
– poor types – minus 10/20ac

19.0u – best/good types – minus 15/20ac  NEW
– poor types – minus 10ac

19.5u – best/good types –unchanged
– poor types – irregular

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types – firm
– Poorer types – minus 10/15ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – firm
– Poorer types – irregular

COMP. China

SKIRTINGS –

Best Length/Low VM types 16.5u/17.5u – Fully Firm
18.5u/19.5u – Firm / Unchanged

Low VM poor types – 16.5u/17.5u – 10ac cheaper
18.0u/18.5u – Generally Unchanged
19.0u/20.5u – Unchanged

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – 10/ac cheaper
17.0/18.5u – Firm / Unchanged
19.0/20.0u – Firm / Unchanged

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – 10ac cheaper
17.5 / 18.5u – Firm / Unchanged
19.0 / 20.0u – 10ac cheaper

COMP. China/ Europe