Market Report – 17 July 2019

Total Yarding: 8,536

Lamb numbers improved and the quality was mixed. There was a good small run of well finished shorn trade and heavy lambs, along with lambs lacking cover and weight. Merino lambs were in short supply and all the regular buyers were operating in a dearer market.

The 2 score processing lambs were $13 dearer, making from $110 to $150/head. Restockers paid to $174/head. The medium weight trade lambs to 22kg were $18 dearer, receiving from $166 to $238/head, averaging from 970c to 1,020c/kg. Lambs weighing 22-26kg were $10 to $12 stronger, making from $224 to $270 and lambs over 26kg sold from $241 to $329/head, averaging from 970c to 990c/kg cwt. Merino trades sold from $167 to $190/head or 850c/kg cwt on average. Hoggets reached $225/head.

Mutton numbers eased slightly and the quality was again mixed, with all weights and grades represented. Prices were dearer, with medium weight ewes making from $125 to $190/head. Heavy crossbreds reached $239 and Merino ewes made $215/head. Heavy shorn Merino wethers topped at $239/head. On average, carcase prices averaged from 660c to 720c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Bernie & Tania Cusack, Galong, with children Edward & Emily topped today’s market with Holman Tolmie selling 43 XB Lambs for $328ph.

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