Market Report – 19 September

Total Yarding: 18,067

Lamb numbers increased and there were 4,100 new season lambs. Light new season lambs were well supplied and there were a few more good trade and heavy lambs offered. Extra heavy lambs remain limited. Merino lambs were similarly supplied. The market sold to a cheaper trend.

New season lambs to restock ranged from $90 to $149/head. Trade weight new season lambs lost $5 to $6/head. Medium and heavy trade ranged from $145 to $176/head. Heavy new season lambs sold to $180/head. Extra heavy lambs estimated at 27kg dressed reached $227/head. Carcase prices averaged from 760c to 800c/kg.

Old trade lambs dropped $5 and ranged from $129 to $144/head. Heavy lambs ranged from $164 to $188 and extra heavy lambs reached $280/head. Trade Merinos sold from $118 to $155/head.

Mutton numbers more than doubled and there were plenty of light and medium weight sheep. Prices were stronger on the light sheep but eased slightly on the heavy weights. Medium weight ewes sold from $86 to $115/head. Heavy crossbreds made from $165 to $188 and heavy Merino wethers sold from $139 to $150/head. Carcase prices averaged around 470c to 510c/kg on the better covered sheep.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: B&E Robinson, Binalong, sold 14 XB lambs to a sale top of $280 with Butt Livestock.

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