Market Report – 24 March 2021

Total Yarding: 1,699

Both lamb and sheep numbers fell. The quality was mixed with reasonable numbers of lambs in each category but extra heavy lambs were in short supply. The market trend was dearer despite not all the usual buyers operating.

Medium and heavy trade weighted lambs were purchased by feeders and sold to $174/head. Heavy lambs 22 to 24kg cwt were $12 dearer and sold from $180 to $196/head and ranged from 800c to 810c/kg cwt. Lambs weighing 24 to 26kg were best supplied and were $10 to $12 stronger ranging between $198 and $210/head or 780c/kg on average. Lambs 26 to 30kg sold from $206 to $225/head. Over 30kg cwt reached $235/head. Heavy hoggets reached $210/head.

Only a small yarding of mutton was penned. Quality was mixed with mostly small lots offered. Medium weight ewes $108 to $132/head and heavy crossbred ewes $192 to $224/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: TEF Hughes, Goulburn sold 74 XB Lambs with Elders for $203ph.

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