I would like to begin this report by commending our producers for the resilience they have shown through such very difficult growing conditions to be able to produce such quality Mohair.
Once again our offering at the June 21st Sale was highly praised by all buyers in attendance, especially in relation to the standard of preparation and the quality of the offering taking into account the extreme seasonal conditions.
Continuing buoyant International demand combined with low international and domestic supply has once again seen significant price gains especially for the fine and medium sectors of the market. The Sale average of $25.40/Kg for the 31,272 kilos offered was a great result.
Kid types were up on average 15.6% with the top price being $45.20/Kg for a line of BSFK testing at 25.4 microns and purchased by Stucken. Young goat types were keenly sought after and were up an average of 12.4% with the equal top price of $36.00/Kg paid for two lots BSFFYG at 28.5 micron and CFFYG at 28.2 micron both purchased by Sudwolle Pty Ltd. Adult types were also up in price by an average of 5.9%. The top price was paid by Stucken for the CFFH lot which tested at 31.6 micron and had one of the best yields of the offering being 81.3%. This line sold for $28.50/Kg. The better STNS and SCOTS were also keenly sought after with fineness again being the major contributing factor to the high prices. FCOT made $34.60/Kg and the FSTN made $30.00/Kg.
After the Auction and post Auction negotiations have been finalised and a 100% clearance was achieved. The A2019 auction produced a very successful outcome for all producers involved.
Our last auction for the 2018 calendar year saw spirited bidding for most lots on behalf of the buying companies.
Post auction negotiations for two large lots 21 & 22 of DFFH sold to Stucken and Australasian Mohair Trading for satisfactory prices. The sale of these two lots saw the overall sale clearance rise to 94.6% and the overall sale average price rise to $23.40/kg. A very pleasing result!
Top price for the sale was for Lot 1—a bale of BSFFK (B length Super Style Fine Fine Kid) purchased by Stucken for $42.00/kg. The best young goat fibre was sold to Sudwolle for $32.40/kg and the best adult price was for a lot of BFFH also sold to Sudwolle.
A record price of $25.00/kg was obtained for a line of Fine Stain (28.7 micron) with buyers recognising AMMO’s efforts to further sort traditional out-sorts by age/fineness.
8 bales remain unsold. These are DLOX and YGMOH—both very short lines, with little style.
View reports and prices from previous sales.
The Pure Australian Mohair Project has been initiated to encourage niche market development for mohair of a specific type – Weaving Tyoe Mohair. Since its inception we have seen significant change in the improvement of the individual flocks, the quality clip results and the top results.
Australia urgently needs to fulfil its mohair market responsibility to deliver the needed qualities and quantities of mohair to help keep mohair as a valuable natural fibre in the needs, uses and vision of manufacturers.
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