Quality is the main factor pre-determining competition. Low vegetable matter is the most common reason for buyer interest along with mulesing status and staple strength. As the season moves towards the winter months, the selection traditionally deteriorates. This factor is more obvious this season than is usually the case. Strong fine wool prices have meant that most of them have been sold earlier in the year and the excellent season has resulted in more vegetable matter in the current clip. Our Authentico index’s, focusing on NM and quality fine fleece wool, remain generally positive while the selection is more limited. Buyer interest in these fewer bales on offer, remains strong.


AWEX Eastern Indicator compared with 20/05/2022

Eastern Indicator

Close: 1420

Change in % -0.98

Authentico Index Values

15 Micron

Close: 4027

Change in %: +2.21

16 Micron

Close: 3429

Change in %: +1.99

17 Micron

Close: 2966

Change in %: +2.21

18 Micron

Close: 2355

Change in %: -1.96

19 Micron

Close: 1865

Change in %:  -0.53

Authentico Indicator

Close: 2871

Change in %: +0.91


The national offering next week drops below 40,000 bales. The week after will be even smaller with no Fremantle sale. This is likely to keep indent buyers interested and traders cautious.

Auction offering – current week

MarketSaleOfferedSoldPassed In
NorthS 47 1290711088 14.1%
SouthM 47 2436021293 12.6%
WestF 47 77926376 18.2%

Auction offering – next week

Sale days
NorthS 48 T-W 8817
SouthM 48 T-W21398
WestF 48 T-W 7076

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