Market Report – 20 December

Total Yarding: 10,075

Numbers were back for both lambs and mutton for the last sale of 2017. Nearly 8,500 unshorn new season lambs were offered and while light 1 and 2 score lambs were back in numbers there was a good run of trade and heavy lambs. Restockers were active on the light weights and a smaller than usual trade and export group of buyers kept the trade and heavy lambs firm to slightly cheaper. Mutton numbers fell in a mixed quality yarding.

Restocking lambs sold firm and sold from $ 88 to $130/head. Trade lambs were $6 to $9/head dearer, with some plainer lambs offered. Prices ranged from $131 to $175/head. Heavy lambs were in demand and lifted $15 to $18, to range from $166 to $204, with extra heavy lambs reaching $210/head. Lambs averaged 700c to 755c/kg cwt. Hogget sold to $170 for a few very heavy weights.

Mutton fell in numbers and prices eased. Medium weight ewes sold from $93 to $116/head. Heavy crossbreds reached $130 and long skinned Merino ewes $141/head. Next sale is 3 January 2018.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: The Elders team topped the market today with XB Suckers sold on behalf of Tom & Chris Hughes, Bannister to a top of $210.2ph.

Sale Top Quotes

Tom Hughes, Goulburn, (ELD), 210; K&W Skelly, Crookwell, (DUN), 204; DA & KR Logan, Crookwell, (AND), 200; DA & KR Logan, Crookwell, (AND), 192; WP Cummins, Crookwell, (AND), 191.

Nicholas Foster, Marulan, (LAN), 190; AW & GK Geikie, Tharwa, (LAN), 178; GA & LE Oakley, Young, (HOL), 169; SA & AM Craig, Taralga, (HAL), 168; Mr Tully, Cook, (ELD), 166.

Hollow Mount Pastoral Co, Bigga, (LAN), 141; JH & CC Nyveld, Yass, (HOL), 130; PT & KC Walker, Yass, (ELD), 130; RI Parkman & Co, Young, (DEL), 124; Robert A Anderson, Crookwell, (LAN), 124; Chris Brown, Binda, (LAN), 124.

Gregory Bush, Yass, (LAN), 116; Wayne Slater, Murrumbateman, (ELD), 116; BJ & KN McIntosh, Crooked Corner, (AND), 116; Belinda Minehan, Bevondale, (LAN), 110; Belinda Minehan, Bevondale, (LAN), 105.

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