Prime Lamb & Sheep
Total Yarding: 10,979
There was a slight decrease in lamb numbers and the quality was plain with an increase in secondary lambs that were lacking cover. There were a few mostly heavy lambs that were well finished and these lambs sold to a dearer trend while most lambs were $10 to $15 cheaper with processors showing little competition. Trade lambs were best supplied along with some lighter store lambs and a few good heavy lambs.
Restockers paid upto $147/head for lambs to return to the paddock. Medium and heavy trade lambs sold from $121 to $177 and the 22 to 24kg lambs $171 to $195/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg cwt $186 to $200 and lambs upto 32kg cwt $207 to $225/head. The secondary lambs averaged from 600c to 700c/kg and the betters heavy weights 760c to 800c/kg on average. The best priced hogget reached $208/head. Light trade Merinos sold from $110 to $124/head.
Mutton numbers were similar and the quality remains mixed and prices fell $20 to $30/head. Medium weight ewes $126 to $148/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $170 to $190 and Merino sold to $228. A good run of shorn Merino wethers reached $188/head.
Photo: 103 XB Ewes sold for $228ph by Delta Livestock on behalf of Union Agriculture, Galong.
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