Market Report – 16 December 2020

Total Yarding: 21,552

Numbers were back with 13,600 new season lambs penned. The quality remains good with a large percentage of the lambs still showing a degree of freshness and bloom. Shorn lambs were limited and there were limited numbers of Merino lambs. Trade and heavy lambs made up the bulk with a reduced offering of light store lambs. The market sold to a stronger trend.

New season lambs returning to the paddock sold from $136 to $164/head to remain firm. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $12 to $15 dearer selling from $156 to $179/head to average from 810c to 850c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were $12 stronger to sell from $170 to $220/head or 790c/kg cwt on average. Extra heavy weights reached $257/head. Shorn new season trade lambs to 24kg were $8 to $9 stronger and sold from $160 to $197/head or to average 795c/kg cwt. Heavy weights sold from $195 to $215 and extra heavy lambs reached $239/head.

Mutton numbers were back and the quality not as good with large numbers of medium weight. Heavy and extra heavy ewes were not as well supplied. The market sold to a cheaper trend up to $20/head. Medium weight ewes made from $110 to $166/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $173 to $220 and Merinos made from $154 to $186/head. Merino wethers reached $237/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Duncombe & Co sold 53 XB Suckers to a sale top of $257.4ph on behalf of G&S Storrier, Roslyn.

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