GOOD PRICES AT NAPIER. Tito first wool sale of the season at Napier was hold on Saturday, when over 17.000 bales were offered to a good attendance of buyers. In spite of the restrictions on account of the war, Kidding was spirited, and there was an all-round increase in prices. 'lho quality of the wool offered was not up to the usual standard for this time of tho year. The fleeces wore much heavier in grease, showing signs of the dry spring. The westerly winds which have been experienced were responsible for the, presence of much more dust than usual. Tho following is a comparison of the prices ruling at this sale and those at the first sale last year: Nov., 1914. Doe., 1915. d. d. d. d. Best halt-bred 13 lol4i HJ,tolsi Medium half-bred ... 11* to 12J 10* to 11 Fine cross-bred ... Hi to 13 10 to llj Medium cross-bred... 10) to Hi 9 to 10* Coarse cross-bred ... Ditto 11 8 to 10 Inferior cross-bred ... 8i to 8J 7* to 8i Half-bred pieces . ... 10*.toll* Pieces 7] to 9* 53 to 9* Bellies 6J to 7| 6i to 7i Locks 4J to 6 4* to 5* Lambs 8 to 10i Si to 10? t Dead 8* to 10 Up to 7-} AUCKLAND SALES. Between 11.000 and 12,000 bales have been catalogued for Thursday’s wool Gale, constituting a record. The quality is good, and high prices aro expected.
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WOOL SALES, Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914