Market Report – 10 August 2022

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 6681

Lamb numbers lifted and the quality was mostly plain. There were a few pens of very good heavy and extra heavy weights but quality and condition fell away quickly to a lot of lambs that lacked cover. All weights were penned and all the usual buyers were operating in a cheaper market. Prices slipped $4 on the heavy trades and $8 to $10 on the heavy and extra heavy lambs.

The 2 score processing lambs to 16kg cwt sold from $74 to $109/head. Medium and heavy trade weights to 22kg ranged from $101 to $164 and 22 to 24kg lambs $165 to $175/head. The better lambs were averaging 720c to 750c/kg while the secondary lambs mostly 600c to 650c/kg. Heavy lambs sold from $165 to $208 and extra heavy weights $209 to $238/head. Best priced hogget reached $170/head.

Mutton numbers were back and the quality was very mixed. Some pens of ewes were pushed by restockers but the overall trend was cheaper. Medium weight ewes sold from $110 to $138/head. Heavy crossbreds $178 to $188 and the best Merino ewes reached $165/head.

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Photo: 23 Dorper Lambs sold for $184.2ph by Jim Hindmarsh & Son on behalf of I&V Builders, Hall.