23 Aug 2013

Wool prices up this week

6:35 am on 23 August 2013

A lower dollar helped to give wool prices a bit of a leg up at this week's sale.

Only about 6000 bales of South Island wool were auctioned on Thursday, compared with more than 18,000 bales at the combined North and South Island sales last week.

Apart from a small amount of mid-micron wools which sold for up to 3.5% less, all other wools were 1% - 4% dearer.