Shorter fleece wool, bellies and pieces draw interest

Wool-balesAfter the three week July recess break, the Australian wool industry has opened back up with the AuctionsPlus July Recess sale.

A total of 1,409 bales were offered on AuctionsPlus with the usual buyers logging into the sale.

Wool brokers Moses and Son, and Elders offered wool from 50 different grower brands which were met with two distinct elements during the auction.

Shorter fleece wool, pieces, bellies, crutchings and locks drew buyer interest, while traditional fleece wool was met with lackluster demand.

Reports suggest knitwear wool is drawing demand at the retail end, whilst COVID is still impacting the sale of fleece wool.

Highlights from today’s sale included 18µ micron merino weaners fleece wool, with 0.3% vm selling for 896c greasy.

This lot was 91mm in length branded NW-BY, and offered by Elders. 14.5µ micron merino lambs fleece branded GOONGIRWARRIE, offered by Moses and Son, also sold for 896c.

Merino pieces were topped by a 16.9µ micron line, offered by Elders, branded MANOR ESTATES which sold for 799c. While 18.4µ micron merino bellies sold to a top of 541c. This lot was branded FOREST LODGE and sold by Moses and Son.

Across the three week break, buyers sporadically looked to the online AuctionsPlus offer board for wool, seeing 144 bales sell online.

Once again it was the traditional ‘Room 2’ wool of shorter fleece wool, pieces, bellies, crutchings and locks which drew buyer interest. 16.8µ micron merino lambs pieces sold for 836c greasy, this lot was branded MT BEPCHA and sold by Elders. 18µ micron merino bellies sold for 620c, the lot branded K/NARRAWA was sold by Australian Wool Network.

-AuctionsPlus

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