Market Report – 28 August 2019

Total Yarding: 10,296

Lamb numbers improved but quality remained mixed. The increase in numbers was seen in the 1,350 new season lambs. There were good lines of trade weights and a few more heavy lambs offered and reasonable numbers of light and medium weight Merino. The core group of buyers operated in a firm new season market and cheaper on old lambs.

New season lambs to restockers sold from $115 to $136/head. Medium and heavy trade weights made from $158 to $186/head. Heavy lambs sold to a top of $204/head, averaging from 800c to 850c/kg cwt.

Old 2 score processing lambs were firm, selling from $104 to $123/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $15 cheaper, making from $137 to $169/head. Heavy weights were eased $8, selling from $160 to $182/head. Extra heavy lambs sold to $252/head. Carcase prices averaged from 720c to 760c/kg cwt. Merino trade weights sold from $115 to $146, and heavy weights made to $174/head.

Mutton numbers increased and the quality was good, with large numbers of medium and heavy weights. Prices were from $5 to $10/head stronger on the heavy weights. Medium weight ewes sold from $110 to $157/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $175 to $225/head. Merinos sold to $229/head. Carcase prices averaged from 600c to 660c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo:JW Manchester & Co topped today’s sale with these XB Lambs, sold by Delta for 255.2 ph.

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