Market Report – 21 August 2019

Total Yarding: 8,210

Lamb numbers were similar and the quality was mixed. There was a good selection of trade weights and heavy lambs but there was limited competition on the heavier lambs. Merino hoggets were well supplied with some large drafts penned. 350 new season lambs were offered and lambs sold to a cheaper trend.

New season trade lambs sold to $210 or 880c/kg cwt on average and restockers paid to $110/head. Old 2 score processing lambs ranged from $82 to $124/head. Trade weights were firm to $4 cheaper ranging from $137 to $175 and the heavy lambs fell $20 selling from $170 to $190/head. Extra heavy lambs reached $240/head and averaged 720c to 780c/kg cwt. Merino hoggets sold to $177/head, averaging 660c/kg cwt.

Mutton numbers doubled and the quality was good prices were firm on the light and medium weights and $9/head cheaper on heavy sheep. Medium weight ewes sold from $110 to $155/head. Heavy Merinos sold from $178 to $200 and crossbreds sold from $165 to $202/head. Most averaged 550c to 620c/kg cwt on average.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Garry & David, Ray White Livestock with Marg & Drew Willard, ‘Maranui’ Boorowa who sold 17 XB Suckers for $210ph.

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