Market Report – 13 February 2019

Total Yarding: 11,815

Lamb numbers lifted slightly and the quality was again mixed. While there was a small run of good trade and heavy lambs the majority of the yarding was lacking finish. There was an increase in light Merino lambs. Heavy lambs were in short supply. There were a few extra buyers in the market. The market sold to a dearer trend.

Restocking lambs sold from $52 to $84 and feeders paid to $134/head. The 2 score processing lambs were $15 dearer ranging from $68 to $125/head. Medium and heavy trade weights sold $17 to $18 dearer at $134 to $155/head to average 685c to 700c/kg. The few heavy lambs were $13 dearer making $154 to $186 and extra heavy lambs reached $210/head. Carcase prices averaged from 640c to 680c/kg. Light Merinos reached $112 and hoggets $156/head.

Mutton numbers were similar and quality was mostly plain with a big percentage of the offering light and medium weights. Prices were $20 to $25/head dearer on sheep with cover. Light sheep sold from $46 to $73/head. Medium weights made $83 to $131/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made $121 to $151/head and averaged 460c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Anthony Attard topped today’s market with 32 XB Lambs sold by Delta Agribusiness for $207.2ph.

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