21 Sep 2012

Mixed bag for wool prices

9:42 am on 21 September 2012

Wool prices were mixed at this week's North Island sale, with finer types easing and coarser types firming.

Some 88% of the 11,500 bales on offer were sold, and the mixed prices follow a month of small gains.

The main exporter, Wool Services International, says fine crossbred full fleece eased by 2% and hogget shears were up to 3.5% cheaper.

However, coarse full length fleece rose by 4% and coarse shears were up by 2.5%.