Market Report – 16 November 2022

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 12,248

Lamb numbers slipped and the quality was again mixed. There were 4660 new season lambs which included good numbers of store conditioned lambs, a few nice runs of trade weights and only a limited supply of heavy and extra heavy lambs. There was a small offering of mainly light Merino lambs. The market sold to a dearer trend.

New season store lambs sold $15/head dearer and ranged from $60 to $143/head. Medium and heavy trade weights lambs were $12 to $16 dearer and sold from $145 to $189/head and averaged 780c to 815c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs 24 to 26kg cwt gained $12 and ranged from $188 to $205/head or 780c/kg and heavier weights reached $220/head.

Old trade lambs to 26kg sold from $110 to $190/head or 720c to 750c/kg on average. Heavy weights to 30kg received $186 to $202 and extra heavy lambs topped at $265/head. Light Merinos sold from $85 to $93/head and the best priced hogget reached $198/head.

Mutton numbers also decreased and the quality was fair to good. Medium and heavy weights were best supplied while the very light and plain 1 scores were limited. Prices were $4 to $8 cheaper.  Medium weight ewes sold from $72 to $122 and heavy crossbred ewes $118 to $133/head. Heavy Merino wethers reached $135/head.

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Photo: 78 XB Lambs sold for $265.5ph by Nutrien Livestock on behalf of Stock Feed Purchasing, Goulburn.