Market Report – 27 September 2023

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 9,376

Lamb numbers were steady and the quality was mixed. There were 2250 new season lambs and most of these were in good condition and in the old lamb runs there were plenty with long skins and lean in condition. There was a good mix of weights with heavy trades the best supplied in both the new and old lambs. Extra heavy weight old lambs were limited. There were a few extra orders operating on the heavy old lambs but this did not help prices and the market eased.

New season lambs under 20kg fell upto $25/head if lacking condition and reached $86/head. trade lambs were $7 to $10 softer with the medium trades $86 to $92 and heavy trades $96 to $110/head. Heavy lambs to 30kg $73 to $125/head. Most averaged between 420c and 450c/kg cwt.

Old trades were back $12/head and sold from $45 to $88/head averaging 340c/kg on the better covered 3 score lambs, heavy weights sold from $65 to $110/head and the best of the heavy hoggets reached $79/head.

Mutton numbers eased slightly and prices were firm with most of the mutton medium weights or heavy ewes. Prices ranged from $10 to $45/head with the heavy crossbred ewes averaging 70c/kg and the trade mutton 130c/kg at the highest.

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Photo: 31 XB Suckers sold for $125ph by MD & JJ Anderson on behalf of WE Curry & Co.