Market Report – 13 December

Total Yarding: 35,204 (record yarding)

Lamb numbers lifted and included 22,500 new season lambs. The quality still remains mixed. There were plenty of light 1 and 2 score lambs. Trade weights were in good numbers and heavy lambs were better supplied and there were a few more shorn new season lambs. Only a few old lambs were penned and Merinos were very limited. The market was firm on the unshorn lambs and $4 to $5/head dearer on shorn lambs.

Restocking 2 score lambs were a few dollars cheaper and sold from $97 to $128/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs sold between $138 and $158/head. Heavy lambs sold from $153 to $172 for the unshorn lambs and to $180/head for shorn lambs.

Old lambs reached $211/head. Carcase prices averaged between 630c and 680c/kg cwt. Hoggets sold to $156/head.

Mutton numbers increased and mostly ewes were offered. Quality was mixed with a few more light sheep. The light and medium weights sheep sold firm to $4 easier with medium weight ewes $76 to $118/head. Heavy sheep were up to $10 cheaper with crossbreds $119 to $145 and heavy Merino wethers $134 to $140/head. Carcase prices made from 440c to 475c/kg cwt on average.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

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Photo: WA Gooley, Rosslyn (managed by Joe Mooney) topped today’s market with 73 XB Suckers sold by Matt Joseph, Landmark to a top of $211ph.