Market Report – 22 September 2021

Total Yarding: 10,087

There was an increase in lamb numbers with 5,500 new season lambs on offer. Quality improved and there were plenty of store to trade weight lambs, while heavy lambs were back in numbers. There was only a small offering of Merinos and old lambs. The market trend was dearer by $10 to $15/head.

New season store lambs sold from $127 to $178/head. Trade weights to 24kg cwt, made from $194 to $258 and lambs weighing 24 to 26kg made frrom $257 to $267/head. The few heavy lambs sold to a top of $285/head. Most averaged from 960c to 980c/kg cwt for the lighter trades.

Old trade weights were firm, selling from $184 to $226 and heavy and extra heavy lambs sold to $280/head. Merino trade weight lambs made from $146 to $185/head.

Mutton numbers were similar and Merino wethers made up the bulk of the offering. Merino ewes were very limited and there were only a few heavy crossbred ewes. Prices were back $10/head on average. Medium Merino wethers sold from $142 to $178 and heavy weights ranged from $182 to $223/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $197 to $252/head.

Photo: Burrowa Hills Grazing Co, Galong sold a total of 556 trade Suckers with Holman Tolmie. The tops made $178 ph, weighing 34.8kg.

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