Although yesterday was the best day of the week so far for orders, the disparaging element of the current lumber market was the lack of product available from the mills. The few things they put out were higher priced and not particularly the items that were highly sought after. Regardless, much of what was offered sold anyways, exemplifying the need by traders to have something to peddle. Salespeople that were fortunate enough to have reload inventory to work with, had many more options and saw a good amount of business, in between chasing after late shipments.
When you say the offerings were not what was sought after, do you mean species, or dimension, or something else? How much time does it take a typical mill to repurpose from one product dimension to another in order to match demand? How much flexibility does the production line have to do this?