Total Yarding: 6,352
Numbers decreased this sale, with both lamb and mutton showing the decrease. Lamb quality was very mixed, with a good selection of well finished lambs offered, along with the plainer types. Majority of the usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market.
Light lamb sold from $140 to $165/head. Trade weights were $3 to $6 dearer, with prices from $162 to $231/head. Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs were $6 to $10/head dearer. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $228 to $259/head. Extra heavy weight lambs made from $275 to $342/head. Carcase prices averaged from 915c to 978c/kg cwt.
Mutton quality was very mixed, though prices showed a dearer trend. Merino ewes sold from $120 to $190/head. Crossbred ewes varied in price from $120 to $236 and Merino wethers sold from $121 to $170/head.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: J&M Jamieson, Gundagai set a new price record at SELX with Agstock selling 22 XB Lambs for $342ph.
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