Mohair season set to end well

The mohair market maintained its current high levels at the second-last sale of the winter season.

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This was despite a certain amount of poorer quality hair, which is normal for this time of the year. The total offering consisted of 91 600kg. “With only one sale to go, buyers competed well for the remainder of the clip, leaving the market indicator unchanged at R123,29/kg,” said Mohair SA’s Deon Saayman. “This price is nearly 33% higher than the corresponding sale of the 2012 winter season and reflects the continuing good demand for the fibre across all sectors of the clip.”

A bale of super 28-micron young goats’ hair produced by Louw and Frans Retief of Murraysburg set a new national record of R290/kg. “The current good demand should result in a very successful, record-breaking season,” said CMW’s Pierre van der Vyver, adding that the long-term demand for mohair also looked rosy, although the emphasis would be on the finer component of the clip.

The latest market indicators were: kids’ mohair, R266,74/ kg; young goats’ hair, R154,77/ kg; and adult mohair, R88,78/kg. The final sale of the season will be held in Port Elizabeth on 3 December 2013.

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