Market Report – 23 January 2019

Total Yarding: 17,698

Lamb numbers eased and quality was good with a good run of well finished trade and heavy lambs. There were reasonable numbers of lighter longer wool lambs which suited feeder orders and were presented in drier condition. Merinos were limited. The market sold to a dearer trend.

The 2 score processing lambs ranged from $103 to $116/head. Restockers and feeders paid $138 to $145/head for the longer wool lighter lambs. Medium and heavy trade weights averaged $4 to $6 dearer and sold between $138 and $148/head averaging 660c to 690c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs sold from $153 to $168 and extra heavy lambs reached $190/head. Hoggets reached $160/head.

Mutton numbers fell slightly and quality varied. Most sheep sold up to $10/head dearer. Medium weights sold from $85 to $104/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $126 to $143/head. Merino wethers reached $137/head. Carcase prices ranged from 410c to 440c/kg cwt on average.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: M Cummins, Goulburn topped today’s market with Landmark selling a total of 71 XB Lambs to a top of $190ph.

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