Market Report – 23 October 2019

Total Yarding: 24,183

Lamb numbers eased slightly and most were new season lambs. The quality remains good with trade weights and heavy lambs well supplied. There were a few more store lambs offered and fair run of Merinos. All the usual buyers operated along with a few extra restockers in a cheaper market.

New season lambs to restock and feed ranged from $96 to $160/head. Medium and heavy trade new season lambs were $10 to $11 cheaper selling from $127 to $166/head averaging 690c to 720c/kg cwt. Heavy weights are back $10 ranging from $176 to $186 and extra heavy lambs reached $223/head averaging 680c to 690c/kg cwt.

Old trade lambs held firm reaching $230/head for extra heavy old lambs. Merino trade lambs $128 to $147 export lambs reached $175/head and hoggets have reached $210/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was a little more mixed. Prices were $12 to $14/head dearer. Medium weight ewes sold from $116 to $160/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $152 to $204 and long skinned Merinos reached $195/head. Carcase prices averaged around 570c to 610c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Virginia McCallum “Hill Crest”, Bannister was on hand today to watch Jock Duncombe (Duncombe & Co) sell a total of 283 XB Suckers to a top of $205ph.

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