Market Report – 23 August

Total Yarding: 8,440

Overall numbers stayed the same but there was a decline in new season lambs numbering 2,500 and old lamb old lambs decreased. Mutton numbers lifted and the rise came in Merino wethers. Overall quality was good. Lambs were best supplied by trade weights and light export lambs. There were several pens of well finished old heavy lambs. All the usual buyers operated in a dearer market for the new season lambs.

New season trade weights were $1 to $5 dearer and sold from $120 to $141/head. Heavy new season lambs ranged between $140 and $158/head. Carcase prices ranged from 575c to 620c/kg.

Old 2 score processing lambs sold from $85 to $105/head. Old trade weights were $1 cheaper and sold from $104 to $129 /head. Heavy lambs made from $126 to $138 and extra heavy weights reached $180/head. Carcase prices ranged from 530c to 570c/kg. Merino lambs sold from $99 to $120/head. The best heavy hoggets reached $134/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was good. Merinos were best supplied and most sold from $8 to $12/head cheaper. Medium weight ewes sold from $86 to $110/head. Heavy crossbred ewes reached $122 and heavy Merino wethers from $104 to $115/head. Most averaged 360c to 420c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

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Photo: Elders selling XB Lambs on behalf of W Fitzgerald & A Delaney to a sale top of $180ph.