South Island wool sale
PRICES continued to fluctuate for most styles at this week’s South Island wool sale in Christchurch, which had one of the largest offerings of the season.
After taking a correction from the last sale, crossbred wools had rebounded to where they were two sales ago, PGG Wrightson Wool’s South Island sales team said.
Midmicron styles had also steadied after showing vulnerability in recent sales and, while they might have come off a lofty height, returns to growers remained at generational highs.
An excellent offering of merino wool attracted strong interest from buyers, but price levels reflected the correction shown in recent sales in Australia, especially for finer wools.
Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, said crossbred wools showing discolouration were considerably cheaper, which was concerning, leading into summer shearing.
A range of prices.—
R W and A J Naylor (Omakau), five bales strong quarterbred hogget, AAA, 20 micron, 75.2% yield, 1855 greasy, 2467 clean; Rocklands Station (Otago), 46 bales romney hogget AA, 36.1 micron, 77.8% yield, 265 greasy, 341 clean; Homestead Organics (Gore), six bales crossbred hogget AA, 35.5 micron, 74% yield, 253 greasy, 342 clean; Armidale Ltd (Ranfurly), two bales fine halfbred hogget AAA, 22.2 micron, 73.9 micron, 1660 greasy, 2246 clean; Linnburn Station (Ranfurly), 23 bales fine halfbred hogget AA, 22.1 micron, 73.5% yield, 1660 greasy, 2259 clean; D and S Hunter Ltd (Palmerston), 21 bales Romney AA, 37.5 micron, 83.1% yield, 286 greasy, 344 clean; Closeburn Station (Ranfurly), six bales fine Corriedale AA, 25.4 micron, 71.4% yield, 1100 greasy, 1541 clean; D P Nyhon Holdings Ltd (Wanaka), 15 bales fine halfbred hogget 4A, 22.5 micron, 74.3% yield, 1614 greasy, 2172 clean; Barn Heugh Trust (Lawrence), 13 bales Romney hogget AA, 35.2 micron, 74.5% yield, 254 greasy, 341 clean; R R and R E Nichol (Roxburgh), 20 bales crossbred AA, 34.6 micron, 75% yield, 270 greasy, 360 clean; Hawkdun Pastoral Ltd (Oturehua), 47 bales medium crossbred AA, 34.3 micron, 76% yield, 285 greasy, 375 clean; D J Andrew and Co (ranfurly), four bales fine halfbred AA, 25.7 micron, 71.4% yield, 1100 greasy, 1541 clean; Malvern Downs Ltd (Cromwell), four bales fine merino hogget 4A, 16.3 micron, 69.5% yield, 2220 greasy, 3194 clean; R K And B A Blackler (Roxburgh), five bales merino hogget 4A, 17 micron, 70.4% yield, 2195 greasy, 3118 clean; Armidale Ltd, 15 bales merino hogget 4A, 17.5 micron, 72.3% yield, 2150 greasy, 2974 clean; Spotts Creek Station (Wanaka), five bales extra fine merino 4A, 17.8 micron, 72% yield, 2099 greasy, 2915 clean; E and A Johnstone (Central Otago), five bales Polwarth, 19.6 micron, 73.7% yield, 1865 greasy, 2530 clean; Longslip Station (Omarama), 10 bales merino, 17.1 micron, 72.3% yield, 2267 greasy, 3135 clean; The Hectors Ltd (North Otago), 11 bales merino, 17.1 micron, 76.9% yield, 2395 greasy, 3114 clean; R L Watson (Roxburgh), six bales merino, 15.9 micron, 74.8% yield, 2720 greasy, 3636 clean, five bales merino, 16.5 micron, 76.2% yield, 2540 greasy, 3333 clean, three bales merino, 16.7 micron, 74.9% yield, 2465 greasy, 3291 clean.