Market Report – 26 May 2021

Total Yarding: 7,604

There was a decrease in lamb numbers but the quality was good. Heavy and extra heavy lambs made up the bulk and trade lambs to 24kg were in limited numbers. Store lambs were also limited in numbers. All the usual buyers operated but there were fewer restocking and feeder orders present. The market sold to a cheaper trend of $2 to $4/head.

Restocking lambs sold from $82 to $177/head. Trade lambs to 24kg were firm to $2 cheaper and sold from $165 to $196/head averaging 780c/kg cwt. The 24 to 26kg lambs sold from $186 to $205 averaging 750c/kg cwt and lambs 26 to 30kg made from $197 to $225 with extra heavy lambs topping at $255/head. The best priced Merino hoggets made a top of $229 and crossbreds reached $240/head.

Mutton numbers were steady and the quality was mixed. Prices were $5 to $9/head cheaper with the exception of the heavy crossbred ewes which remained firm. Medium weight ewes were making from $122 to $164/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $193 to $243 and Merinos reached $207/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Peter Manwaring ‘Camelot Park’, Harden sold 45 XB Lambs with Holman Tolmie for $255.8ph.

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