Market Report – 19 January 2022

Total Yarding: 12,627

Lamb numbers doubled and the quality was good. There were plenty of unshorn store lambs and a very good runs of trade weights up to 26kg. Heavy lambs were back in numbers. Despite all the usual buyers operating the market trend was cheaper.

Unshorn store lambs were $2 to $3 cheaper selling from $136 to $178/head. Trade weights dropped $13 to $15 selling from $160 to an exceptionally fresh pen of lambs that reached $213/head. Most averaged 780c to 800c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs sold from $196 to $204/head.

Shorn trade lambs were back $15 to $20/head and sold between $153 and $208/head to average 815c to 830c/kg cwt and heavy lambs $200 to $224/head. Extra heavy lambs $226 to $232/head. Best hogget reached $202/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and quality was fair to good. Prices fell $15 to $20/head on average with some sales more. Medium weight ewes ranged from $101 to long skinned Merinos that reached $163/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold to $185 and restockers paid to $205/head. The best of the wethers reached $196/head.

Photo: R Langley, Greenthorpe sold 72 XB Lambs with Holman Tolmie for a sale top of $234ph.

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