The recent welcome rise in the wool market came to a sudden halt at today's sales.
At the end of another rather tumultuous week, the Eastern Market Indicator closed up by 67 cents a kilogram.
After almost three months' absence, the familiar figure of Danny Burkett was back at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) with an auctioneer's gavel in his hand last week.
The wool price recovery gathered more pace this week with the EMI hitting 1609 cents a kilogram clean.
Tambellup shearer Damien Boyle won the open division of the Dyson Jones Corrigin Shears recently for an unprecedented 12th time in the event's 20th year.
The wool market continued to recover at today's sales after news at the weekend that China is running running short of greasy wool.
Darkan's King family are kings of the Perth Royal Show's wool section for a second year in a row, with a ram fleece from their Rangeview Merino and Poll Merino stud declared this year's Supreme fleece.
A hairdresser from Manildra in central West NSW is also shearing some quality wool from the family's Merino flock.
As expected the Australian wool market moved into stabilisation mode last week writes Bruce McLeish.