Market Report – 27 June

Total Yarding: 11,592

Lamb numbers lifted and the quality again mixed. Trade and heavy lambs were in short supply and there were plenty of light and secondary lambs available to the usual buyers. Merino lambs were much better supplied but most were light or light trade weights and there were several pens of heavy hoggets. The market was dearer.

The 2 score light processing lambs were $8 dearer selling from $84 to $121/head. The medium and heavy trade lambs lifted $8 to $10 and sold from $136 to $170/head. Heavy lambs sold from $162 to $192 and extra heavy lambs reached $198/head. Carcase prices averaged from 680c for the heavy lambs to 730c/kg cwt for the trades. Heavy hoggets reached $168.60/head. Light Merino lambs made from $62 to $112 after a high of $124/head.

Mutton numbers also lifted and while there were some heavy sheep most were light and medium weights. Most sheep sold to a dearer trend of $7 to $10/head. Medium weight ewes made between $109 and $148/head. Heavy crossbred ewes reached $199.20/head. Merino wethers reached $140/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Tegan, Butt Livestock & Property with Dean Lawton, ‘Lawton Wool & Lamb’, Gunning who topped the Lamb Market with XB Lambs sold for $198ph.

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