Market Report – 20 January 2021

Total Yarding: 13,032

Lamb numbers were steady and the quality was fair to good with some of the new season lambs starting to go dry. Trade lambs were limited and heavy and extra heavy lambs were well supplied. The were also good numbers of light store lambs. The market sold to a firm to cheaper trend with the exception of the light new season store lambs.

New season store lambs were $13 dearer selling from $131 to $162/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were firm to $2 dearer making from $160 to $186 and heavy lambs sold from $184 to $210/head and were firm. Carcase prices averaged from 790c to 830c/kg cwt. Extra heavy lambs sold from $188 to $234/head. Shorn trade lambs were $1 to $3 stronger selling from $150 to $185/head. Heavy lambs sold from $185 to $210 and extra heavy lambs topped at $255/head. Carcase prices averaged from 800c to 850c/kg cwt for the trade weights. Hoggets reached $224/head.

Mutton numbers were similar and quality was mixed. Prices were cheaper with light sheep having the biggest fall. There were a few more orders for ewes to return to the paddock. Medium weight ewes sold from $130 to $174/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $175 to $220 and heavy Merinos sold from $188 to $215/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Saying goodbye to their poddy ‘Alex’, Sienna & Somer Gann, Gurrundah helped Jock (Duncombe & Co) sell their 57 XB Lambs for $210ph.

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