Total Yarding: 5,100
Lamb numbers eased slightly with around 1,300 new season lambs penned. The quality of the yarding was again good with a large percentage of the offering trade and heavy lambs. There was a small run of store new season lambs and a slightly larger Merino run. All the usual winter buyers operated in a dearer market
New season lambs to return to the paddock ranged from $136 to $138/head. Medium and heavy trade lamb weights to 22kg were $6 to $9 dearer making from $130 to $150/head averaging 660c to 680c/kg cwt. Heavy new season lambs from 22 to 26kg sold from $146 to $159/head or 600c to 635c/kg cwt on average.
Old trade lambs were $9 to $12 dearer making from $129 to $158/head averaging 630c/kg cwt. Heavy weights were $14 stronger at $142 to $163 with extra heavy lambs topping the market at $218/head. Trade weight Merino lambs were $12 dearer making from $130 to $147/head. Heavy weights sold to $167/head.
Mutton numbers lifted slightly and the quality was mixed. Prices lifted $6 to $10 on the ewes and a bigger, better run of wethers lifted $16/head. Medium weight ewes made from $130 to $154, heavy crossbred ewes made from $165 to $194 and Merino ewes reached $174/head. Wethers sold to a top of $190/head and light and medium weight sheep averaged 550c to 600c/kg cwt.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: D&C Croke, Golspie sold 31 XB Lambs with Elders for $218.6ph.
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