Market Report – 24 June 2020

Total Yarding: 5,946

Lamb numbers eased and the quality was good with the majority of the yarding trade and heavy weights. Lambs in store condition were limited and there was a good run of Merino lambs. All the usual buyers were operating along with a few extra restocking orders. The market sold to a cheaper trend.

The 2 score processing lambs lost $9 and made from $130 to $155/head. Medium and heavy trade weights were $6 to $9 cheaper selling from $163 to $196/head to average 830c to 860c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were steady receiving $200 to $212/head or around 810c/kg cwt. Extra heavy lambs eased $3 and sold from $208 to $249/head. Merino trades made from $150 to $177/head averaging 710c/kg cwt. Heavy hoggets received from $165 to $212/head.

Mutton numbers were steady and prices eased $5 to $9/head. Ewes were best supplied and medium weights sold from $140 to $163/head. Heavy mutton to 30kg made from $165 to $193/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $180 to $232/head. Most averaged from 630c to 660c/kg cwt. Crossbred wethers also reached $232/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: D&K Logan, Crookwell sold a total of 81 XB Lambs with MD & JJ Anderson with the top pen reaching a market top of $249ph.

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