Market Report – 10 October

Total Yarding: 17,737

Lamb numbers lifted and included 6,100 new season lambs. The quality was similar with good numbers of store lambs and trade weights. Heavy new season lambs remain limited and there were plenty of Merino lambs, most of which were lighter weights. All the usual buyers were operating in a dearer market.

New season lambs to restock sold from $70 to $128/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $4 to $5 dearer and ranged from $126 to $162/head. Heavy lambs were $10 to $12 better ranging from $178 to $183 and extra heavy lambs reached $200/head and averaged 650c to 700c/kg cwt.

Old lambs were firm with trades $139 to $175 and light trade Merino lambs sold from $86 to $110/head.

Mutton numbers jumped and the quality was fair. Most fell into the light and medium weight ranged and prices were $10 to $15/head dearer. Medium weights sold from $84 to $115/head. Heavy crossbred ewes ranged between $106 and $155/head. Merino wethers $91 to $130/head. Most of the medium and heavy mutton averaged 440c to 460c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Garry Hogan (Grabine/Bigga), Michael Hogan (Perth), Jenny Clements (Grabine/Bigga) with children Jacob (top right) Jimmy, Michael Jnr & Mason. All attended SELX today to watch Garry’s 140 XB Suckers sold by Duncombe & Co to a top of $165ph.

Click here to download the full SELX Market Report – Prime Lamb & Sheep sale – 3 October 2018.