Market Report – 18 August 2021

Total Yarding: 5667

Lamb numbers eased and there were 1,500 new season lambs offered. The quality of the new season lambs was fair to good with a small run of store lambs, the majority of which were medium and heavy trades. Old lambs varied with a few good heavy and extra heavy weights alongside secondary trade lambs. The market trend was dearer.

New season trade lambs lifted $15 and ranged from $205 to $231, while heavy weights reached $260/head. Light store lambs ranged between $135 and $180/head.

Old trade lambs were $20 dearer with trade weights to 24kg selling from $194 to $239/head to average 950c to 975c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs ranged from $240 to $290 and the few extra heavy lambs made from $300 to $320/head. Merino trade lambs were dearer with not the cover of previous weeks, selling from $175 to $227 and heavy weights reached $255/head.

Mutton numbers eased and the quality was mixed, however prices were mostly dearer by $10/head. Medium weight ewes made from $123 to $178/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $190 to $248 and Merinos reached $247/head, with most averaging between 640c and 670c/kg cwt.

Photo: Nutrien Livestock sold 131 XB Suckers to a top of $260, on behalf of D&S Keith, Taralga.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service. Click here to download the full SELX Market Report.