Market Report – 19 May 2021

Total Yarding: 10,127

Lamb numbers lifted and the quality was a little mixed. There were some good trade and heavy lambs alongside some lambs that lacked some finish. Lamb feeders were keen on the secondary lambs and a similar number of restockers went hard on the heavy lambs. The market trend was firm to $4 dearer.

Restocking lambs $67 to $148/head. Heavier weights returning to the paddock and feed reached $201/head. Trade lambs to 24kg cwt were firm selling from $164 to $204/head and averaged 795c to 830c/kg cwt. Lambs 24 to 26kg gained $4 and ranged from $198 to $212/head or 770c to 790c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs estimated 26 to 30kg cwt were firm $204 to $211 or 750c/kg cwt on average. Extra heavy lambs over 30kg cwt reached $246/head. Merino lambs were $4 to $6 dearer on the trade weights $154 to $167/head. Best priced hogget reached $236/head.

Mutton numbers slipped and the quality was mixed with most weights and grades penned. Prices remained similar. Medium weight ewes $125 to woolly Merinos at $175/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $204 to $230/head and Merinos $188 to $225/head. Heavy wethers reached $238/head. Most averaged 620c to 650c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: M Bloor, Wombat, sold 80 XB Lambs to a top of $246ph with Holman Tolmie.

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