Market Report – 27 April 2022

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 11,420

Lamb numbers increased and the quality improved. There were still big runs of store lambs and a better draft of trade weights. Heavy lambs were well supplied and extra heavy weights remain limited. Despite the improvement in quality the market eased $10 to $15/head across most lambs.

Store lambs sold from $85 to $162/head. Trade weights 20 to 24kg cwt ranged from $150 to $186/head and averaged 730c to 750c/kg.

Lambs 24 to 26kg cwt sold from $170 to $198/head or up to 800c/kg cwt for the best lambs. Heavy lambs 26 to 30kg $187 to $212/head and extra heavy lambs reached $228/head. The best priced hogget reached $208/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the quality remains mixed. Prices were back $6 to $9/head after a strong start. Medium weight ewes sold from $110 to $158/head and heavy crossbred ewes reached $223 and wethers $220/head. Best Merino reached $189/head. Heavy rams topped the market reaching $236/head.

Photo: 17 Merino Rams sold for $200ph by Elders on behalf of JA Culley Jnr & Co, Crookwell.

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