Market Report – 21 September 2022

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Yarding: 6095

Lamb numbers eased and there were 1000 new season lambs penned. Quality was good for the new season lambs while old lamb quality was mixed. Trade and heavy lambs were best supplied and there was a nice run of store lambs. Not all the usual buyers operated and the market sold to a firm to cheaper trend.

New season store lambs sold from $64 to$147/head. Trade weights to 22kg cwt were fully firm $148 to $167/head. Heavy weights reached $194/head. Old trade lambs to 24kg were $8 to $10 dearer on the neat shorn lambs selling from$125 to $177/head. Heavy lambs were firm on the top-end and secondary lambs were heavily discounted. The better lambs sold from $182 to $210/head. The best priced hogget reached $180/head.

Mutton numbers eased and quality improved but with a few export buyers missing prices eased $5 to $10/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $80 to $120 and heavy crossbred ewes $138 to $155/head. Best Merino reached $116/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: 75 XB Lambs sold for $210ph by Elders on behalf of Peaty Pastoral, Breadalbane.