Market Report – 11 November 2020

Total Yarding: 18,019

Lamb numbers fell and included 10,800 new season lambs. The quality was again good with plenty of lambs still showing bloom and very little seed infestation. Heavy and extra heavy lambs were well supplied and there was a good run of trade weights. Store numbers fell. The market sold to a similar trend with the extra heavy lambs being $4 to $5 cheaper.

Restocking lambs sold from $118 to $168/head. Medium and heavy trade weights to 22kg sold from $155 to $175/head averaging 770c/kg cwt. The 22kg to 24kg lambs sold from $172 to $178/head. Heavy lambs made from $180 to $195/head or 730c to 750c/kg on average. Extra heavy lambs made from $192 to a top of $236/head averaging 700c to 730c/kg cwt. Shorn trades sold from $159 to $170/head and the best shorn lambs reached a top of $260/head. Merinos sold to $172/head in a lighter run. Hoggets reached $215/head.

Mutton numbers jumped and the quality was good. Prices were firm on the light and medium weights and $4 to $5/head cheaper on the heavy weights. Medium weight ewes sold from $145 to $174/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $213 to $236/head and Merinos sold from $183 to $220/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Bailey Anderson, MD & JJ Anderson sold 192 XB Suckers on behalf of T Naughton, Laggan for $236ph.

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