Market Report – 12 December

Total Yarding: 27,481

Lamb numbers fell and the quality was plainer. Store lambs were best supplied and there were reasonable numbers of trade weights, but heavy lambs were limited.

Restocking lambs sold $4 easier with prices $70 to $121, with feeders paying to $139/head for light trade weights. The 2 score processing lambs eased $6 selling from $76 to $116/head. Heavy trade lambs were $3 to $6 cheaper, with the drier lambs taking the biggest fall making $124 to $156/head and averaging 660c/kg. Quality affecting the heavy new season lambs dropped the price by $8, ranging from $150 to $178 and extra heavy lambs reached $196/head averaging 635c to 690c/kg.

Shorn trade weights were firm at $135 to $153 averaging 650c/kg, and heavy weights reached $180/head. Hoggets sold to $148/head.

Mutton numbers fell and quality was plainer. Light sheep eased $8 to $10/head and heavy sheep were firm to slightly dearer. Light sheep made $20 to $58/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $65 to $114/head averaging 380c/kg. Heavy crossbred ewes reached $146/head averaging 430c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Daniel Hewitt topped today’s market with 73 XB Suckers sold by Duncombe & Co for $196ph.

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