Market Report – 1 November

Total Yarding: 24,196

Numbers lifted this sale with both lamb and mutton showing the increase. There was 13,000 new season lambs penned and quality was mixed. There were good numbers of well-finished lambs offered along with the plainer types. Trade weights were well supplied and there was a handy offering of store lambs available. The usual buyers along with re-stockers were present and competing in a dearer market.

New season lambs to re-stockers sold from $80 to $130/head. Light lambs lifted $4 and sold from $117 to $126/head. Trade weights were $3 to $5 dearer with prices ranging from $126 to $158/head.

Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs lifted $5/head. Heavy lambs sold from $154 to $166 and extra heavy weights reached $183/head. Carcase prices averaged from 630c to 655c/kg. Trade weight old lambs sold from $122 to $130 with heavy weights ranging from $141 to $155/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and quality was good. There was a good representation of most weights and grades with Merinos making up the majority of the offering. Prices showed a dearer trend with Merino ewes selling from $108 to $140/head. Crossbred ewes received from $108 to $134 and Merino wethers ranged in price from $101 to $135/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

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Photo: Greg Anderson, MD & JJ Anderson topped today’s market with 150 Suckers sold on behalf of Will Cummins, Laggan to a top of $188.5ph.