Total Yarding: 7,879
Lamb numbers eased and the quality was mixed. There was the usual runs of well finished trade and heavy lambs but there were more secondary lambs lacking the finish desired by most processors. Merino lambs were better supplied and the market sold to a cheaper trend.
Light lambs to restock sold from $121 to $154/head, heavier weights to go onto crop reached $186/head. Trade lambs to 22kg were $5 to $6 cheaper $158 to $176/head or 775c to 830c/kg cwt on average. The 22 to 24kg cwt lambs were firm $172 to $190/head averaging 755c/kg cwt and the 24 to 26kg $184 to $210/head back $5/head. Lambs estimated 26kg to 30kg cwt were firm $204 to $240/head and over 30kg extra heavy lambs reached $263/head. Merino trade lambs ranged from $170 to $187/head and heavy weights reached $209/head.
Mutton numbers also eased and the quality was fair to good. Prices mostly dearer. Medium weight ewes $130 to $188/head for long skinned Merinos. Heavy crossbred ewes $213 to $244/head and Merinos reached $252/head. The best prices wethers reached $250/head. Dorper ewes with a lamb at foot sold to $315/unit.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Sal Butt, Butt Livestock & Property sold 92 Merino Wethers on behalf of Lakeview Business Enterprises, Yass for $220ph.
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