Steady online enquiry for wool during auction recess

Sheep Central, August 14, 2018

AUCTIONSPLUS had steady enquiry for wool during the three-week recess in physical auction sales.

Wool auctions recommenced last week, with the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator lifting 9 cents to 1990c/kg clean, but during the three-week break the online platform sold 129 bales, including Merino fleece and pieces.

AuctionsPlus’ top price during the period was 1520c/kg greasy, or 2307c/kg clean, for seven bales of 17.7 micron AAAMWNR wool with an average staple length of 90mm, a yield of 65.9 percent, tensile strength of 30 Newtons/kilotex and 3.2pc vegetable matter (vm) content.

A five-bale line of 18.3 micron AAAM with a yield of 65.8pc, a staple length of 70mm, tensile strength of 44N/kt and 0.8pc vm sold for 1504c/kg greasy, or 2286c/kg clean.

A 14-bale line of 19.9 micron AAAM sold for 1300c/kg greasy, or 2142c/kg clean. It yielded 60.7pc, was 65mm long, with a tensile strength of 45N/kt and 0.9pc vm.

A nine-bale line of 20.5 micron AAAM with a yield of 68pc, a staple length of 95mm, tensile strength of 43N/kt and 1pc vm made 1508c/kg greasy, or 2218c/kg clean.

A three-bale line of 21.2 micron AAM sold for 1310c/kg greasy, or 1985c/kg clean. It yielded 66pc, was 65mm long, with a tensile strength of 62N/kt and 0.4pc vm.

A 15-bale line of 22 micron AAM with a yield of 69.9pc, average staple length of 91mm, tensile strength of 26N/kt and 1pc vm made 1503c/kg greasy, or 2150c/kg clean.

Merino pieces were also sought online by buyers during the break, with a five-bale line of 18.1 micron MPCS with a yield of 49.1pc, a staple length of 77mm, tensile strength of 25n/kt and 11.1pc vm sold for 870c/kg greasy, or 1772c/kg clean.

A thre-bale line of 19.6 micron MPCS sold for 873c/kg greasy, or 1732c/kg clean. The line yielded 50.4pc, with a staple length of 66mm, a tensile strength of 49N/kt and 10.5pc vm.

Source: AuctionsPlus.


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