Total Yarding: 13,289
Lamb numbers increased and the quality was again good. Trade and heavy lambs were well supplied and there were a few extra heavy lambs on offer. Store lambs numbers showed an improvement. The market sold to a slightly cheaper trend with the exception of the lighter store lambs.
There were a few new season lambs and the light store lambs sold from $152 to $172/head. Trade weights were $2 cheaper selling from $154 to $180/head or 780c to 810c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were back $6 to $10 and made from $175 to $196 to average from 760c to 800c/kg cwt and extra heavy lambs reached $217/head. Shorn stores were in demand and sold $12 stronger with the top end making from $160 to $172/head. Medium and heavy trade weights were back $2 and sold from $168 to $184/head or 800c/kg cwt on average. Heavy lambs sold from $182 to $209 easing $17/head on average. Extra heavy weights topped at $222/head. Heavy hoggets $180 to $220/head.
Mutton numbers increased and the quality was good with mostly medium and heavy sheep penned. Prices were $8 cheaper on the medium weights while heavy sheep were $6/head dearer. Medium weight ewes sold from $120 to $170/head. Heavy crossbred ewes to $223 and Merinos sold from $172 to $212/head. Merino wethers reached $198/head.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Sally Scorgie & Sally Butt, Butt Livestock & Property sold 40 XB Lambs on behalf of A Alchin & S Artery, Young for $215ph.
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