Market Report – 11 May 2022

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 11,451

Lamb numbers eased and the quality was good with runs of well finished heavy and extra heavy weights. Trade lambs were a little mixed with longer skinned secondary lambs more prevalent. Most of the usual buyers operated in a cheaper market.

Restocking lambs started at $58 for very light weights and sold to $168/head for trade weighted lambs back to crop. 2 score processing lambs sold from $115 to $138/head and the medium weight trade lambs were $2 to $4 cheaper $150 to $174/head averaging 750c/kg cwt. Heavy trades 22 to 24kg sold from $172 to $184/head back $3 or 740c/kg on average and 24 to 26kg lambs $175 to $195/head or 730c/kg on average. Heavy lambs $199 to $218/head remaining firm and was the best competed weight range and extra heavy weights topped at $240/head. Best priced hogget reached $218/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was good but prices were back $10 to $15 across most categories. Medium weight ewes sold from $130 to $175/head, Merinos in full wool. Heavy crossbred ewes $182 to $206 and the best of Merinos to process reached $204 and restockers paid to $216/head for scanned ewes.

Photo: 24 XB Lambs sold for $240ph by MD & JJ Anderson on behalf of W Cummins, Crookwell.

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