At today's North Island sale prices continued to ease for XBD Fleece and 2nd Shear while competition remained well spread. Prices for 1st and 2nd Lambs were mixed but competition was considerably better than recent sales. With a considerable drop in passings, overall there was a clearance of 95% which is the best we have seen for several weeks.
XBD Fleece ~ 2 to 4% cheaper.
XBD 2nd Shear ~ 1 to 3% cheaper.
1st Lambs 29.5 micron and finer ~ Par to 5% dearer, 30 micron and coarser ~ 3 to 5% cheaper.
2nd Lambs good / average colour ~ par to 5% dearer, average to poor colour ~ 5 to 10% cheaper.
XBD Oddments ~ par to 5% dearer.
Sale approximately 5%
South Island C36
Thursday 5 March 2020
C36 Approx. 4,488 bales