Market Report – 14 November

Total Yarding: 34,734

Lamb numbers lifted and the quality was again mixed. Store lambs and light weights made up the majority. There were a few good trade weights, but only a limited number of heavy weights. Shorn lambs showed an increase in numbers and Merino lambs were in short supply. Old lambs are becoming scarce. All the usual buyers were operating in a cheaper market.

New season restocking lambs sold from $95 to $120, back $7/head. Lambs to feed on sold to $140/head. Medium and heavy trade weights were $2 to $5 cheaper and sold from $120 to $166/head. Heavy lambs eased $4, making from $155 to $192/head. Carcase prices averaged from 650c to 700c/kg cwt. Shorn Trade lambs sold from $145 to $159/head. Light Merino lambs made from $94 to $100/head.

Mutton numbers increased and the quality was fair to good. Heavy sheep were well supplied and there were plenty of medium weights offered. Prices eased $7 to $10 on the medium weights and $15 to $20/head on heavy sheep, with not all buyers operating a full speed. Medium weight ewes sold from $64 to $116/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $100 to $154 and heavy Merinos reached $148/head. Merino wethers topped at $166/head. Carcase prices averaged from 380c to 440c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Topping today’s market Landmark sold 46 XB Suckers on behalf of B&L Frost for $192ph.

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