Market Report – 14 February

Total Yarding: 15,538

Lamb numbers eased and the quality was mixed. Light 2 score lambs were well supplied with fewer unshorn lambs and an increase in shorn light weights. Prime trade weights were only reasonably supplied and heavy and extra heavy lambs remain in short supply. Merinos were limited. Not all the usual buyers operated in a cheaper market.

The 2 score lambs to re-stockers sold from $76 to $123/head. The better finished medium and heavy trade weights made between $6 and $10 cheaper and sold from $117 to $147/head. Heavy lambs were also cheaper selling from $150 to 169 with a handful of extra heavy lambs reaching $170/head. The best of the hoggets reached $140/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the quality varied with plenty of light 1 and 2 score sheep offered. Heavy weights were back in volume. The market was $6 to $12 cheaper. Medium weight ewes sold from $70 to $114/head. Heavy crossbreds sold from $118 to $133/head. Merino wethers reached $136/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Kirramurray, Yass topped today’s market with 40 XB Lambs sold to a top of $175ph by Coggo & Ben, Elders.

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