Market Report – 11 October

Total Yarding: 20,876

Lamb numbers increased and included 9,500 new season lambs. The quality was mixed with only a small amount of prime trade and heavy lambs with the majority of the new season lambs lacking condition or light store lambs. Old lambs were limited to mostly trade and light export weights. While most of the Merino lambs were light 1 and 2 scores, there were several well covered trade weights. All the usual buyers and a few more restockers were active in the dearer market.

Restocking lambs were $11 dearer and sold from $61 to $118/head. The medium and heavy trade weights lifted $5 to $7 and ranged from $118 to $145/head. Heavy new season lambs ranged between $145 and $155 with extra heavy lambs reaching $168/head. Carcase prices ranged from 590c to 610c/kg.

Old trade lambs received $114 to $135 and heavy weights reached $165/head. Trade Merino lambs sold from $106 to $124/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was a little plainer. Competition remained strong for the light and medium weights. Prices lifted $4 to $8/head on the lighter weights, while heavy mutton was firm. Light sheep sold from $53 to $81 and medium weights $72 to $113/head. Heavy crossbreds reached $122/head. Merino ewes reached $128 and heavy long skinned wethers made to $132/head. The majority of the light and medium weights sold from 390c to 420c/kg on average.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

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Photo: MD & JJ Anderson topped the Suckers market at $168ph on behalf of Jessmondeen Pastoral Co, Narrawa.