Market Report – 13 October 2021

Total Yarding: 12,881

Lamb numbers improved and the quality was good for the 6,000 new season lambs but old lambs were very mixed. Store lambs to heavy weights were well supplied and extra heavy weights were not to the volume of previous weeks. The market eased $15 to $20/head across most of the trade and export lambs and the heavier end of the restocking lambs were firm.

Store lambs sold from $145 to $190 and trade weight lambs reached a top of $207/head. New season trade weights to 24kg cwt ranged from $196 to $244/head, averaging 930c/kg cwt. Heavy 24 to 26kg lambs sold from $235 to $245 and the 26 to 30kg cwt ranged from $246 to $260/head. Extra heavy lambs reached $280/head.

Old trade lambs ranged from $172 to $211 or 830c/kg cwt, while heavy weights made from $195 to $234 and extra heavy weights reached $266/head. Merino trade and heavy lambs sold from $163 to $230/head, averaging 820c/kg cwt.

Mutton numbers eased and the quality improved. Prices were $18 to $20 cheaper with medium weight ewes selling from $126 to $156/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $184 to $240 and Merinos reached $230/head.

Photo: Toby, Nutrien Livestock, sold 290 XB Suckers on behalf of M&M Coggan, Crookwell, to a top of $244 ph.

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