Quality, not quantity at penultimate sale

The year’s second-last mohair sale was characterised by good quality hair with better length than at the previous sale, although only 73 000kg were on offer.

The year’s second-last mohair sale was characterised by good quality hair with better length than at the previous sale, although only 73 000kg were on offer. Mohair SA’s market indicator gained 3,8% to close at R90,63/kg, with 97,6% of the hair sold.

“Interest was still lacking for strong adult hair, but there was much better competition from greasy buyers for fine adults, young goats and kids. The stronger end of the kid offering also enjoyed more attention from all buyers,” said MSA’s general manager, Deon Saayman.

“With only one sale remaining for the current winter season, buyers are likely to make sure they have sufficient stock for the off-season.” A highest price of R232/kg was paid for a bale of 24-micron winter kid mohair. Compared with the previous sale, prices were: kids (winter) up 3,3%; young goats (winter) up 2%; fine adults up 5%; and strong adults hair unchanged.

Pierre van der Vyver, mohair manager at CMW, attributed the increase to the offering of a few very high quality EGT tested clips.
“The demand improved for especially the 26- to 30-micron group, which indicates a resurgence in demand for machine knitting yarns,” he explained. CMW’s market indicator ended at R160,51/kg for kids; R97,11/kg for young goats; and R73,13/kg for adults. – Roelof Bezuidenhout