Market Report – 17 November 2021

Total Yarding: 17,802

Lamb numbers improved with a rise in the number of store lambs offered. Large drafts of light lambs were penned along with good numbers of trade and heavy lambs. The quality of the heavy and extra heavy lambs showed an improvement. New season lambs numbered 9,000 with only a few old lambs and a small offering of Merinos. The market sold to a dearer trend of $5 to $6/head on lambs to 26kg and firm on the heavy lambs.

New season store lambs sold from $125 to $179/head. Trade lambs to 24kg cwt sold from $178 to $210 and lambs weighing 24 to 26kg sold from $193 to $216/head and averaged 800c to 830c/kg cwt. Heavy weights made from $229 to $252 and extra heavy lambs reached $260/head. First cross ewe lambs reached $251/head.

Heavy shorn lambs ranged from $200 to $249/head averaging 850c/kg cwt. Merino trades made from $166 to $171/head. Best priced hogget reached $220/head.

Mutton numbers doubled and the quality was good. Ewes were slightly better supplied and most were Merinos. Prices were firm to $4/head cheaper. Medium weight ewes ranged from $130 to $175/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $188 to $224 and Merinos reached $190/head. Wethers topped at $220/head.

Photo: J Corby, Taralga, sold 24 XB Suckers with Michael Hall Livestock for $244 ph.

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