Market Report – 10 February 2021

Total Yarding: 10,912

Lamb numbers decreased and the overall quality was not as good. Trade and heavy lambs still made up the bulk of the yarding along with some very good extra heavy lambs. Store lambs numbers dropped sharply. All the usual buyers operated.

Restocking store lambs were firm selling from $136 to $175/head. Trade lambs lifted $7 on the heavy weights and medium and heavy trades made from $174 to $197/head averaging from 840c to 860c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were firm and up to $5 cheaper on the heavier end and sold from $187 to $225/head or 830c to 850c/kg cwt. Extra heavy lambs were similar, making from $218 to a top of $265/head. Heavy, Merino lambs reached $220/head. The best of the heavy hoggets were $9 dearer selling from $210 to $242/head. Ewe lambs to a restocking order reached $280/head.

Mutton numbers dropped and the quality also was mixed. There were reasonable numbers of medium and heavy sheep with good cover. Prices were $7 to $10/head dearer. Medium weight ewes sold from $114 to $185/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $219 to $244 and Merinos reached $218/head. Merino wethers reached $200 and crossbreds sold to a top of $257/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Peter Manwaring ‘Camelot Park’, Harden sold 17 XB Ewes with Holman Tolmie for $232.2ph.

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