Total Yarding: 13,072
Lamb numbers increased and the quality was improved. There was a limited run of trade weights, while heavy lambs and extra heavy weights coming off crop were better supplied. The biggest increase was in old heavy lamb and there were a few more light Merinos. New season lambs remain limited. The market sold to a dearer trend.
Old score 2 processing lambs made from $146 to $169/head. Trade weights to 24kg were $4 to $7 dearer selling from $177 to $223/head averaging 860c to 890c/kg cwt. The 24 to 26kg lambs gained $10 and sold from $204 to $247/head. Heavy lambs weighing 26 to 30kg lifted $15 and were the best supplied, making from $231 to $268/head. Extra heavy weights ranged from $262 to $284/head. Merino trades lost $6 on average to make from $153 to $178 and heavy weights ranged from $180 to $216/head. Hogget reached a top of $238/head.
Mutton numbers increased and the quality was mixed. Medium and heavy weights were well supplied with light sheep limited. Prices were dearer by $5 on most of the medium weights and up to $20/head dearer on a better run of heavy mutton. Medium weight ewes made from $134 to $189/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $230 to $260 and heavy Merinos sold to a top of $206/head. Merino wethers sold to $230/head.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: J, D & I Williams, Benedict Murrell sold 42 XB Lambs with Butt Livestock & Property for $268ph.
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