Total Yarding: 9,643
Lamb numbers were steady and the quality was mixed. There were some excellent heavy and extra heavy lambs, trade weights were again limited and there were only a few store lambs. Quality varied with some longer skinned lambs drying off and not presenting as well. Short skinned lambs were more desired by the buyers. Merino trade were better supplied.
Restocking lambs were $8 dearer on the crossbreds and sold from $122 to $179/head. Trade lambs to 24kg cwt were $4 dearer on limited numbers ranging from $176 to $198/head averaging 800c to 825c/kg cwt. Lambs 24 to 26kg cwt were firm $195 to $216/head. Heavy lambs 26 to 30kg also were unchanged to $3 cheaper selling between $200 to $215/head to average 740c/kg cwt and extra heavy weights over 30kg cwt reached $248/head. Merino trades sold from $182 to $200/head and had a big skin. Heavy merinos reached $209/head and average 700c/kg. Best priced hoggets reached $244/head.
Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was good with plenty of sheep having good cover. Medium weights were best supplied with heavy crossbred ewes not as well supplied. The market sold to a dearer trend. Medium weight ewes sold from $121 to $191/head for long skinned Merinos. Heavy crossbred ewes $193 to $211 and heavy Merinos reached $210/head. Wethers reached $250/head.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Massie Sormani (on behalf of M&A Sormani), Gerrong with Sharon Spicer, Abercrombie River who sold 30 XB Lambs with Nutrien Livestock for $206ph.
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