Total Yarding: 8,247
Lamb numbers increased and the quality was fair to good with plenty of heavy and extra heavy lambs with good finish. Trade lambs were not in the volume of previous weeks and there was an increase in the number of secondary lambs that were just dry or lacking yield. There was a good run of merino hoggets. There market trend eased with the exception of the hoggets. Not all the usual buyers were operating.
Restockers paid $148 to $158/head for the lighter weights and up to $209/head for heavy lambs to go onto crop. Trade lambs 22 to 24kg cwt were firm $172 to $188/head averaging 770c to 780c/kg cwt. Lambs 24 to 26kg cwt were $6 cheaper ranging from $182 to $206/head and the 26 to 30kg cwt lambs were $4 to $5 softer $196 to $218/head. Over 30kg reached 250/head. Merino hoggets were $4 dearer on average $185 to $220/head. Dorper ewe hoggets to a restocking order reached $280/head.
Mutton numbers eased and the quality was good but prices were cheaper. Medium weight ewes $131 to $160/head and heavy crossbred ewes $188 to $236/head. Heavy Merino ewes $190 to $218/head.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Charlie Croker, Nutrien Livestock sold 18 XB Lambs with Frobozz Magic Pastoral Co for $250ph.
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