Market Report – 22 April 2020

Total Yarding: 4,673

Lamb numbers eased and the quality was mixed in the small yarding. Only a few good trade and heavy lambs were penned and store were limited. Restockers were strong on any light lambs and feeders were very competitive on heavier weights. The market sold to a solid to slightly stronger trend.

Light restocking lambs started at $121 and sold to feeders at $207/head remaining firm. Medium and heavy trade lambs to 24kg sold from $185 to $215/head averaging 860c to 920c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs made from $215 to $236/head. Merino lambs reached $189 and light hoggets to restock made $125/head and heavy hoggets to process sold to $250/head.

Mutton numbers declined and there was strong competition from restocking interests. Prices were fully firm with most of the medium weights $135 to $180 and heavy crossbred ewes sold to $266/head. Merinos reached $177 and Dorper ewes $210/head averaging 680c to 720c/kg cwt for the majority.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: K&D Turner topped today’s market with 14 XB Ewes sold by Delta Agribusiness for $266.2ph.

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