Market Report – 26 July 2023

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 10,790

Lamb numbers were similar and the quality was again plain. Most lambs were lacking condition and weight and were in 2 score condition. Trade lambs were well supplied and there were only a few heavy and extra heavy weights offered. Restocking interest was very quiet. The market fell around $15 to $20/head on the better end of the trade lambs, secondary lambs were back $30 to $35/head.

The 2 score processing lambs to 18kg cwt sold from $25 to $70/head. The trade weights 20 to 22kg$67 to $97 and the 22 to 24kg lambs $71 to $114/head averaging 445c/kg for the better lines and 300c to 350c/kg for the secondary lambs. Heavy lambs sold from $101 to $140/head to ranged between 390c and 435c/kg cwt. The best of the heavy hoggets reached $88/head.

Mutton  numbers eased and the quality remains plain with a lot of 1 and 2 score ewes penned. Prices fell $30 to $40/head. Light ewes $15 to $38 and medium weights $42 to $68/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $61 to $74 and Merino wethers reached $89/head. Most averaging between 200c and 240c/kg cwt.

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Photo: 10 Suffolk Lambs sold for $140ph by AgStock on behalf of C&H Ward.