Market Report – 11 December 2019

Total Yarding: 37,433

Lamb numbers eased slightly and the quality was mixed. There were a few good trade and heavy lambs but the majority were light lambs lacking cover and weight. New season lambs made up the bulk and most were dry in the skin. The market sold to a cheaper trend.

New season lambs to restockers sold from $66 to $132/head. The 2 score processing lambs were $15 cheaper, selling from $78 to $118/head. Trade lambs to 22kg were $9 to $10 cheaper, making from $124 to $150 and heavy weights sold from $158 to $185/head, averaging 650c to 670c/kg cwt. Shorn trade lambs were $4 cheaper selling from $125 to $144/head. Heavy weights made from $163 to $180/head, averaging 680c/kg cwt. Hoggets reached $167/head.

Mutton numbers lifted slightly and quality was very mixed. Prices eased $9 to $10 on the lighter weights and $6 to $7 on the heavy weights. Heavy crossbred ewes sold to $188 and Merino ewes $166/head. Wethers reached $196/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: P&F Southwell, Yass sold 116 XB Ewes with Delta Agribusiness for $191ph.

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