Market Report – 2 November 2022

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 4368

Lamb numbers were back with plenty of rain in the supply areas. The quality of the lambs were also affected but there were several pens of very good new season trade and heavy weights along with a large offering of store lambs. Old lambs were mixed with some shorn lambs that attracted strong bidding to longer skinned lambs that were discounted. Overall the market sold to stronger trends.

New season lambs back to the paddock sold $8 to $11 dearer with most selling from $120 to $153/head. Trade lambs 20 to 26kg cwt were up $3/head with quality back. Prices ranged from $160 to $197/head and averaged 780c to 840c/kg. heavy weights were firm selling from $193 to $226/head.

Old trade lambs to 24kg cwt ranged from $136 to 187/head or 720c to 780c/kg, heavy weights ranged from $184 to $220 and extra heavy lambs reached $205/head. The best price for a hogget reached $192/head.

Mutton numbers were back and quality mixed. Prices were $6 to $8 stronger on average. Light mutton $88 to $94/head, medium weights $95 to $135 with restockers paying to $141 for Dorper ewes. Heavy crossbred ewes reached $171/head.

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Photo: 23 XB Suckers sold for $226ph by Duncombe & Co on behalf of B&L Frost, Bannister.