MARKET REPORT – Melbourne Sale M44

29/04/2020

On a very similar selection compared to yesterday, with a mix of Best-Good topmakers in 17.0-21.5u and lower yielding good topmakers in 17.0-21.5u the market continued to lose ground with most types 30/40ac cheaper. 16.5u and finer were least affected.

Best Merino skirtings finer than 18.5mic with less than 3% vm opened with improved competition today to close in sellers favour. 19.0 to 20.5mic pcs/bls with less than 4% closed 5/10ac cheaper. Poorer style and higher VM skirtings closed 15/20ac cheaper.

Prems/Lambs in the 42-44HM range closed generally unchanged in a very small offering. 46-52HM types closed 10/15ac cheaper. Odd lots CM/NM 5/10ac cheaper.

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 – fully firm
– best/good – irregular – very small selection
– poor types –irregular – very small selection

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

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

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

18.0u – spinner & best types – no selection
– best/good types – no selection
– Good style – minus 10/20ac
– poor types – minus 20/30ac

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

19.0u – best/good types – minus 20/30ac
– poor types – minus 30/40ac

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

20.0/20.5u – FNF sound types –minus 40ac
– Poorer types – minus 40/50ac

21.0/21.5u – FNF sound types – minus 40ac
– Poorer types – minus 30/40ac

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 – no selection
18.0u/18.5u – 10/15ac cheaper
19.0u/20.5u – 5/10ac cheaper

High VM types – 16.5u and finer – no selection
17.0/18.5u – 15/20ac cheaper
19.0/20.0u – 15/20ac cheaper

Prems – 16.0/ 17.0u – fully firm (small selection)
17.5 / 18.5u – 10/15ac cheaper
19.0 / 20.0u – 15/20ac cheaper

COMP. China