Market Report – 27 September

Total Yarding: 23,219

Lamb numbers more than doubled with new season lambs increasing to 10,400 head. Quality was mixed with plenty of light store lambs coming forward. Trade and heavy lambs were well supplied with a few starting to dry in the wool. Extra heavy lambs were in short supply. Merino lambs increased to nearly 2,300 head. Old lambs were well back in volume. A few extra buyers operated in the dearer market.

2 score restocking lambs sold from $72 to $116/head. The medium and heavy trade new season lambs were firm and ranged from $117 to $145/head. Heavy weights were $3 to $4 dearer and sold between $143 and $154/head. Extra heavy new season lambs topped at $176/head. Carcass prices ranged from 570c to 580c/kg.

Old trade lambs were $13 cheaper on the heavy trades and ranged from $104 to $125. Heavy weights reached $177/head. Merino trades sold from $109 to $117/head. The best of the hoggets reached $147/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and there was an increase in both Merino ewes and wethers. Quality was good with plenty of sheep medium and heavy weights. Prices were back $10/head and more in places. Medium weights sold from$70 to $88/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $94 to $109 and long wool Merinos reached $118/head. Carcass prices ranged from 320c to 370c/kg on average.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

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Photo: The Ray White Boorowa/Binalong team sold today’s highest priced Suckers on behalf of V&F Brewer, Boorowa to a top of $176ph.