Market Report – 16 March 2022

Total Yarding: 11,856

Lamb numbers lifted and the quality was again mixed. There were plenty of light lambs suited to both trade and restocking orders. Some large drafts of trade lambs and a few heavy weights.
One of the usual buyers were missing but the trend of the market was cheaper drop ping $w10 to $15/head across most categories. Most of the restocking lambs sold from $90 to $170/head.

Trade lambs 18kg to 24kg ranged from $137 to $185 averaging 750c and the 24kg to 26kg lambs $181 to $198/head or 715c/kg cwt on average. The heavy lambs 26kg to 30kg sold from $188 to $200 and extra heavy lambs reached $300/head estimated at over 40kg cwt. Best prices crossbred hogget reached $221/head.

Mutton numbers doubled and the quality was mixed. Prices were $20/head cheaper on light and medium weight ewes, heavy crossbred ewes held firm. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $176 to $215 and Merinos reached $190/head. Wethers made to $192/head.

Photo: Isaac Mannion, Butt Livestock sold 25 XB #Lambs on behalf of Coralyn Pastoral Co, #Young to a sale top of $300ph. These whoppers are estimated to be over 40kgs carcase weight.

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