Total Yarding: 6,980
Lamb numbers eased and the quality was good with plenty of heavy and extra heavy lambs penned. Trade and light lambs were in very short supply and there were a few pens of new season lambs. The market sold to a cheaper trend.
The 2 score processing lambs made from $146 to $166, easing $4/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs to 24kg were $10 to $14 cheaper, making from $172 to $208/head and averaged from 850c to 900c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs to 30kg sold from $208 to $225/head or 790c/kg and extra heavy weights over 30kg dropped $20 and more in places, making from $230 to $246/head and averaged from $680c to 710c/kg cwt. Hoggets sold to $218/head. Merino trade sold from $169 to $178/head.
Mutton numbers eased and prices were cheaper. Medium weight ewes sold from $146 to $184/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $173 to $240 and Merino wethers sold from $167 to $206/head. Most averaged around 670c/kg cwt.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Maria & Andrew Temple, Bigga sold 16 XB Lambs with Delta Agribusiness for $200ph.
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