Market Report – 19 June 2019

Total Yarding: 12,735

Lamb numbers eased and the quality varied throughout the sale. There was a good offering of trade weights but there were fewer heavy lambs. Lambs lacking the desired finish were well represented and there was a smaller offering of Merino lambs. The market sold to a dearer trend.

The 2 score processing lambs were $12 dearer selling from $120 to $148/head. Restockers paid to $150/head. The medium and heavy trade weights were $6 to $7 dearer ranging from $144 to $213/head averaging 840c to 870c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were $8 to $10 stronger $207 to $225 and extra heavy lambs reached $328/head. Carcase prices ranged from 850c to 860c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino lambs $208 to $245 and hoggets reached $210/head.

Mutton numbers were similar and the quality was a little plainer. Prices were slightly stronger. Medium weight ewes sold from $126 to $180/head. Heavy crossbred ewes ranged from $182 to $212 and Merinos $145 to $199 and wethers reached $210/head averaging 560c to 620c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Topping the market for the second week running – Adam Selmes, Pejar with Jock Duncombe, Duncombe & Co who sold 21 XB Lambs for $328ph.

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