Market Report – 13 May 2020

Total Yarding: 8,220

Lamb numbers were similar and the quality was good. Trade weights were well supplied and there were a few good heavy lambs and only a limited supply of light weights. Restockers and feeders were again strong. Not all but the usual buyers operated in a market that was dearer.

Restockers and feeders paid up to $215/head. The majority of trade lambs sold from $187 to $222, lifting $5 to $10/head. Heavy lambs reached $254 and topped at $294 for extra heavy weights gaining $4 to $5/head and carcase prices averaged from 780c to 820c for the heavier lambs and from 880c to 910c/kg cwt for the trade weight lambs. Merino lambs made from $120 to $158/head to processors and from $120 to $155/head to restockers. Hoggets reached $250/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and quality was very mixed. Prices were strong across the whole offering, jumping $10 to $15/head especially on the heavier weights. Merino ewes sold to $260/head. Crossbred ewes sold to $263/head for heavy weights. Most averaged from 680c to 730c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Campbell Basnett, Gunning was one of the organisers of a charity auction run by Phill Butt, Butt Livestock & Property, which raised over $15,000 for Lach Sullivan and his family. Sheep were donated from across the region and enormous thanks are extended to the purchasers.

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