Total Yarding: 11,823
Lamb numbers lifted and the quality improved. Heavy lambs were again best supplied, while trade weights were limited. There were a few pens of light new season trade lambs and a sprinkling of Merinos. The better lambs were dearer while the lighter secondary lambs eased.
Light new season trade lambs reached $160 with heavier weights making $203/head. Old light score 2 processing lambs made from $112 to $147/head. Trade lambs weighing up to 24kg ranged from $174 to $201/head, to average 780c to 810c/kg cwt. The 24 to 26kg lambs were $4 dearer, making from $196 to $213/head, averaging 780c/kg cwt. Trade merinos sold from $161 to $186/head to average 700c to 720c/kg cwt.
The 26 to 30kg lambs were the biggest movers, up $7 to range from $198 to $247/head or 765c/kg cwt. Extra heavy lambs reached $259/head.
Mutton numbers lifted and quality was mixed. Most mutton sold $6 to $10/head dearer. Medium weight ewes sold from $144 to $147, while heavy crossbred ewes made from $220 to $238/head. Merinos reached a top of $239/head. First cross ewe lambs to a restocker reached $270/head.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Ardrossan Nurseries, Batlow sold 32 White Suffolk Ewe Lambs with AgStock for $270ph.
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