Market Report – 14 June 2023

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 13,202

Numbers increased significantly. The market opened in good form, due to the lift in quality across trade lamb categories. All the usual domestic and export buyers attended and all were operating. There was a small line up of heavy export lambs making it difficult for some companies to make a start.

Trade competition was solid, with busts of bidding for shorter skin lambs with plenty of shape. Trade lambs 21kg to 24kg improved a few dollars, making from $112 to $148 to average $136/head. Lambs 25kg to 26kg sold $4 easier. The bulk selling from $144 to $164 averaging 599c/kg cwt. Light lambs to the processors $24 to $85/head. Heavy export lambs sold from $165 to $177/head averaging 594c/kg cwt.

It was a big field of buyers at the mutton sale and all operated. Quality was very mixed and at the heaviest sheep averaged 389c/kg cwt. Trade sheep sold from $61 to $95/head to average 403c/kg cwt.

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Photo: 100 XB Sheep sold for $156ph by MD & JJ Anderson on behalf of B Haylan.