Total Yarding: 11,462
Lamb numbers lifted and the quality was fair to good. Well finished lambs were limited and attracted a premium. A large percentage of the lambs were secondary lambs and lacked fat cover and weight. Store lambs were reasonably supplied and trade and heavy weights made up the majority. Extra heavy lambs were limited in supply.
Light processing lambs sold to $102 averaging $94/head. The prime medium and heavy trade weights ranged from $114 to $155, and were $5 to $8/head cheaper and averaged 580c to 610c/kg.
Heavy lambs were $1 to $2 cheaper making between $146 and $164 and the few extra heavy weight lambs sold to $185/head. Carcass prices ranged from 550c to 590c/kg. Merino lambs sold to $144/head for trade weights. The best of the heavy hoggets reached $145/head.
Mutton numbers were steady and quality was better with plenty of heavier weights penned. Light ewes sold from $68 to $92/head. Medium weights made from $85 to $116/head. Heavy crossbred ewes reached $136/head. Most of the better covered sheep averaged around 420c/kg cwt.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
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Photo: Greg Anderson, MD & JJ Anderson sold XB Lambs on behalf of WE Curry & Co, Grabben Gullen to a top of $170ph.