Market Report – 11 October 2023

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 14,161

Lamb numbers lifted and there were 3500 new season lambs penned. The quality of the new season lambs was good while the old lambs varied. Trade and heavy lambs were best supplied and there were only limited numbers of store lambs. There was an extra buyer operating but had little effect on the trend that lost the gains of last week.

New season lambs were $10 to $13 cheaper, store lambs sold from $24 to $66 and the trade weights 22 to 24kg ranged from $90 to $114 with the better lambs averaging 470c to 500c/kg cwt. Heavy weights 24 to 26kg sold from $108 to $130 and the few over 26kg reached $133/head or 460c/kg on average.

Old lambs eased $10 to $15/head with the medium and heavy trades selling from $48 to $112/head with buyers discounting the longer wooled lambs, an average run of lambs cost around 370c/kg cwt. Heavy weights 24 to 26kg ranged from $95 to $103/head or 380c/kg and 26 to 30kg lambs $120 to $126 and extra heavy lambs reached $140/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and prices fell. Medium weights were back $10 to $15 while heavy crossbred ewes dropped $25 to $30/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $21 to $30 and heavy crossbreds $36 to $40/head. Heavy Merino wethers reached $48/head.

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Photo: 17 XB Suckers sold for $132ph by Delta Livestock on behalf of R Hawley.