Market Report – 17 February 2021

Total Yarding: 9,989

Lamb numbers eased slightly for a mixed quality offering. Some lambs are looking dry in the wool and lacking the desired cover. Trade and heavy lambs were best supplied and there was a good run of light store lambs. Extra heavy weights were limited. The market sold to a stronger trend.

Store lambs were $8 dearer selling from $135 to $182/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $2 to $3 dearer on limited numbers to processors and made from $175 to $204/head to average from 880c to 900c/kg cwt. The heavy lambs were in demand and the best presented and jumped $11 to $14/head. Prices ranged from $199 to $229/head to average from 875c to 935c/kg cwt. Extra heavy lambs sold from $218 to $266/head. Merino trades reached $190/head or 780c/kg cwt on average. The heavy hoggets reached $220/head. First cross ewe hoggets sold to $350/head to a restocker.

Mutton numbers were similar and the quality was mixed. Prices were firm to $5/head dearer on average. The better covered medium weight ewes sold from $138 to $173/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $200 to $258 and Merino wethers made from $165 to $242/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Mayfield Pastoral sold 83 1st x Hoggets with Elders for $350ph.

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