Market Report – 1 September 2021

Total Yarding: 12,072

Lamb numbers increased and the quality was mixed. In the 2,600 new season lambs there were some very good trade and heavy weights and an increase in the number of light store lambs. Old lambs showed a broad range of quality with a increase in secondary lambs on offer. There were several large drafts of well finished Merinos. The market sold to a cheaper trend. 

New season lambs to restock sold from $135 to $169/head. The trade weights to 24kg cwt were back $10 and sold from $196 to $245/head averaging 930c/kg cwt. Heavy weights ranged from $215 to $270/head or 890c to 930c/kg cwt. 

Old trade weights were $15 to $20 cheaper, mostly due to the increase in secondary lambs, and ranged from $181 to $227/head averaging 860c to 880c/kg cwt. Heavy 25 to 26kg lambs sold from $195 to $248 and the extra heavy lambs were $30 cheaper with softer competition and sold from $281 to $321/head. Merino trade lambs ranged from $158 to $195 and heavy weights from $195 to $237/head. 

Mutton numbers jumped and the quality was good with plenty of well finished Merinos. Prices fell $15 to $20/head with subdued bidding. Medium weight ewes made from $138 to $166, while heavy crossbred ewes made $202 to $245 and Merinos reached $218/head. Wethers sold to a top of $230/head. 

Photo: Greg Anderson, MD & JJ Anderson sold 274 XB Suckers on behalf of M&C Selmes, Boorowa, to a top of $270 ph.

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