Market Report – 18 December 2019

Total Yarding: 19,630

Numbers almost halved for both sheep and lambs. The quality was mixed with the woolly lambs drying off and there was an increase in shorn lambs. Light woolly lambs were still well supplied which mostly sold to a smaller group of restocking orders and there was a small run of good trade and heavy weights. Shorn lambs mostly suited feeders with the majority weighing 16 to 22kg cwt. Merinos were limited. The lamb market sold to a dearer trend.

New season restocking lambs sold from $47 to $113/head. The 2 score processing lambs made from $103 to $125/head. Trade weights to 22kg were $7 to $12 dearer selling from $145 to $157/head. Heavy lambs made from $162 to $187/head, averaging from 710c to 730c/kg. Extra heavy lambs reached $210/head. Shorn lambs to feed sold from $134 to $164/head. Heavy lambs sold from $171 to $190/head, averaging 700c to 730c/kg cwt.

Mutton was mixed in quality and prices were $10 to $15 cheaper on the light and medium weights and $17 to $21/head on the heavy sheep. Medium weight ewes sold from $95 to $124/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $128 to $153 and Merino ewes made from $115 to $179/head to average from 470c to 500c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: G Rapley, Yass topped today’s market selling 49 XB Suckers with Tom McGregor, Elders for $210ph.

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