Market Report – 17 October

Total Yarding:  20,183

Lamb numbers were back and included 5,900 new season lambs. The quality was good with plenty of store lambs and a good run of trade weights. Heavy new season lambs were limited and there was a large draft of Merino lambs. All the usual buyers and a few extra buyers were operating in a dearer market.

New season lambs to restock sold from $98 to $136 with feeder paying to $148/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $10 to $15 dearer and ranged from $144 to $170/head. Heavy lambs were $5 to $6 better ranging from $170 to $196 and extra heavy lambs reached $225/head and averaging around 750c/kg cwt.

Heavy weight old lambs were $8 dearer selling to $158 with extra heavy weights to $173/head. Merino lambs sold from $118 to $146/head averaging 650c/kg.

Mutton numbers jumped and the quality was good. Most fell into the light and medium weight range and prices were $6 to $12/head dearer. Medium weights sold from $82 to $120/head. Heavy crossbred ewes ranged between $112 and $160/head. Merino wethers reached $156/head. Most of the medium and heavy mutton averaged 460c to 490c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: MD & JJ Anderson sold this pen of XB Suckers to a sale top of $225 ph on behalf of Cumberoona Pastoral Co.

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