Market Report – 1 April 2020

Total Yarding: 6,657

Lamb numbers eased and the quality mixed. There was a good run of trade and heavy weights and again a lot of secondary lambs which were in high demand from feeder orders. Not all the usual buyers were operating in a firm to cheaper market on processing lambs and a dearer market on lambs that are going the be fed.

Restocking and feeder lambs sold stronger selling to $197/head for heavy trade weighted lambs. Medium and heavy trade weights were firm on the very best of the lambs and $4 to $6/head cheaper over the rest while the heavy lambs eased slightly. The majority of the heavy trade and heavy lambs sold between $180 and $210/head. Best of the extra heavy lambs topped at $240/head. Hoggets sold to $240/head.

Mutton numbers eased and the quality varied for the light and medium weight sheep to a limited supply of heavy weights. The market trend was similar. Merino ewes sold from $93 to $224/head. Most crossbred ewes $88 to $236/head. Dorper ewes reached $220 and Merino wethers reached $202/head. Very heavy crossbred wethers reached $250/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Nick Harton, Jim Hindmarsh & Co & Isaac Bloomfield, RMA Network Trainee sold 53 XB Lambs on behalf of J&G Bourke, Braidwood for $190ph.

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