Market Report – 20 February 2019

Total Yarding: 21,219

Lamb numbers lifted and while there was a better run of trade and heavy lambs the overall quality of the yarding was mixed. Light lambs were well supplied and in demand from Restockers. Trade weights were better and there was a few more heavy weights. All the regular buyers operated in a firm to cheaper market.

Light lambs to restock sold from $69 to $122/head. Feeders paid to $132/head. The 2 score processing lambs were firm $86 to $118/head. Medium and heavy trade weights were $3 to $4 cheaper, making from $127 to $155/head. Heavy lambs were $10 to $15 cheaper, receiving from $154 to $172/head. Extra heavy lambs reached $190/head. Carcase prices averaged from 650c/kg.

Mutton numbers also lifted and there were a few more heavy sheep offered. Prices were steady on light sheep, $12 to $14 cheaper on the medium weights and up to $20/head on the heavy crossbreds. Medium weights made from $86 to $124/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $114 to $155/head. Merinos topped at $125/head. Carcase prices averaged approximately from 360c to 400c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Agstock topped the sale with 16 XB Lambs sold on behalf of J&C Braddock for $190ph.

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