AUCTIONSPLUS wool sellers enjoyed consistent enquiry for lines last week, as the nation’s auction market benchmark reached a record level.
AuctionsPlus market operations supervisor Tom Rookyard said the rising wool market continued on its strong path last week, with bale pass-in a 3.6 percent as the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator rose 21 cents to close at 1846c/kg clean.
“Online AuctionsPlus Wool had consistent buyer enquiry throughout the week, with 265 bales selling,” he said.
The top lot sold online this week was a 15.2 micron line of EX SUPAAA Merino fleece wool with 0.5pc vegetable matter content and an average staple length of 86mm. The line sold for 2650c/kg greasy or 3419c/kg clean.
The 16 micron lines sold online made to 1955c/kg greasy, or 2689c/kg clean, and the 17 micron Merino fleece sold to 1800c/kg greasy, or 2469c/kg clean.
AuctionsPlus’ 18 micron lines sold to 1643c/kg greasy, or 2197c/kg clean, and the 19 micron fleece wool made to 1600c/kg greasy, or 2102c/kg clean. The 22 micron lines sold online made 1004c/kg greasy or 1687 and the 23µ micron fleece wool sold to 1305c greasy or 1878c dry.
Crossbred fleece wool sold on AuctionsPlus to a top of 680c/kg greasy or 999c/kg clean for a line of 27.7 micron wool, with just 0.5pc vm. Merino locks sold to a top of 730c/kg greasy or 1281c/kg clean for a 21.1 line with 0.7pc vm.
Mr Rookyard said with about 42,000 bales to be offered across all three selling centres this week, and smaller offerings of 35,000-38,000 bales over coming weeks, it is expected that good quality lines will continue to be in demand. Drought-affected and high vm wool will see irregular activity, he said.