Market Report – 14 April 2021

Total Yarding: 12,533

Lamb numbers eased and the quality was a little plainer. Heavy lambs were best supplied and there were good runs of trade weights. Restockers and feeders were active on the trade weight lambs but competition was softer from trade buyers and the market eased $10 to $15/head across most weight ranges.

Light lambs to restocking orders $100 to $146/head and heavier weights returning to the paddock reached $187/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs sold from $160 to $179/head averaging 790c to 810c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs to 26kg $176 to $217/head or 750c to 780c/kg cwt on average. Restockers paid to a top of $211/head for heavy ewe lambs. The 26kg to 30kg lambs selling from $202 to $225/head averaging from 730c to 750c/kg cwt. Extra heavy weights reached $238/head. Light Merino hoggets went against the cheaper trend lifting $8 to $9, selling from $142 to $160/head. Heavy hoggets were $9 cheaper topping at $250/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the quality remains mixed. Prices also followed the cheaper trend of $9 to $11/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $138 to $178/head and heavy crossbred ewes sold from $220 to $252/head. Merinos ewes reached $237/head. Crossbred wethers reached $250/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Tegan Morris, Delta Agribusiness sold 31 XB Lambs on behalf of A Attard, Cootamundra for $225ph.

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