Good standard of wool for sale

Last updated 10:55 11/04/2014

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A large offering of lambs wool and autumn shorn wool attracted good competition at the Christchurch wool sale yesterday.

Good and poorer style crossbred fleece was 1 per cent to 3 per cent dearer from the last sale on March 27, and hogget and finer ewe fleece (34 micron and finer) was generally unchanged.

Lamb's wool longer than 75 millimetres rose up to 3 per cent, and shorter lots were 2 per cent to 3 per cent cheaper. Second-shear fleece was 1 per cent to 2 per cent cheaper and oddments were generally unchanged.

Elders Primary Wool supply manager Roger Fuller said wool lots had been prepared to a good standard. PGG Wrightson Wool South Island sales manager Dave Burridge said the strong dollar continued to place pressure on wool exporters.

A small offering of merino fleece met with keen interest. 

Crossbred

H M Patterson (Banks Penin) cross lms 11 27.2 76.9 449 583

Dunstanburn Station (Central Otago) cross lms 17 27.2 79.6 464 583

Cairnhill Ltd (Omakau) cross lms 10 27.8 80.1 436 544

Brandon Downs P/ship (Hawarden) highlander 20 33.6 76.5 400 523

Morna Downs (Culverden) rom lms 21 31.5 79.7 414 519

Co'Keefe Farming (Lincoln) rom lms 7 30.2 76.9 391 508

MC Farming (Blenheim) per 32 35.3 79.9 392 491

M W Tweed (Otago) cross 2shr 31 38.2 82.6 396 480

E Laurenson (Fairlie) cross-rom 2th 4 38.6 81.7 389 476

Te Oka Farms (Little River) romdale es 18 38.4 79.6 376 472

Corriedale and halfbred

JJ Lochhead (Amberley) cor lms 10 24.6 72.0 592 822

ES & A Douglas (Cheviot) f cor 4 28.5 70.0 469 670

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