Total Yarding: 31,521
Lamb numbers were similar and the quality was good. There were plenty of light store lambs and good runs of both shorn and woolly trade lambs. Shorn heavy weights were also well supplied. Not all the usual buyers were operating in a cheaper market.
Young light lambs to restock had less competition and eased $7, selling from $92 to $136/head. Shorn 2 score processing lambs were firm, making from $110 to $126/head. Trade lambs were $9 to $10 cheaper with less competition, selling from $130 to $179/head, averaging 710c to 750c/kg. Heavy lambs were $13 to $15 cheaper, making from $158 to $195 and extra heavy lambs reached $223 and Merino lambs sold to $197/head. The best of the hoggets reached $190/head.
Mutton numbers nearly doubled and the quality was mixed. Prices eased $12 to $17/head over most of the yard. Medium weight ewes sold from $91 to $150/head. The latter for long skinned Merinos. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $158 to $198 and Merino ewes reached $189 and wethers made to $190/head. Most averaged from 530c to 560c/kg cwt.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo:Delta sold 26 XB lambs on behalf of Ellerview Pastoral Co, Young, for $223 ph, topping today’s sale.