Market Report – 18 April

Total Yarding: 16,505

Lamb numbers eased slightly and the quality was a little plainer. Light 2 score lambs were well supplied and restocking activity was a little easier. There were a few pens of ideal trade weights, nearly all grain assisted, but most were lacking finish. Heavy lambs were very limited. The market was cheaper.

The 2 score restocking lambs were $5 to $8 cheaper selling from $87 to $117/head. Medium and heavy trade weights were firm and sold from $107 to $141 and heavy lambs have reached $154/head. Carcase prices averaged 545c to 590c/kg cwt. Extra heavy lambs reached $180/head. The best of the heavy hoggets reached $136/head.

Mutton numbers declined and the quality was plainer. There were more light plainer sheep offered. Lighter sheep sold cheaper by $6 while the better covered heavy weights are $4 to $6/head cheaper. Medium weight ewes sold from $70 to $141 for long skinned Merinos and to $160/head for crossbred ewes.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Phill Butt with son Lucas & Tegan Morris, Butt Livestock & Property, topped today’s sale with these XB lambs for $180 on behalf of Willow View Partnership, Yass.

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