Market Report – 28 November

Total Yarding: 33,106

Lamb numbers lifted and the quality was fair. There were again plenty of light store lambs. Trade and heavy lambs were limited. Merino lambs were back in numbers this week. All the usual buyers were operating in a firm to cheaper market, with some of the new season lambs dry in the skin and not attracting a premium.

New season restocking lambs gained $8 with extra store buyers, making from $90 to $124/head. The trades sold firm to $4 easier and made from $123 to $165, while heavy lambs made from $162 to $183/head, averaging from 680c to 710c/kg cwt. Heavy shorn trades made from $150 to $155/head. Heavy old lambs reached $210 and hoggets sold up to $146/head.

Mutton numbers also lifted and the quality was a little plainer, with more light sheep penned. Prices were close to firm on the light and medium weight sheep and lifted $6 to $8/head on the better covered heavy sheep. Medium weight ewes sold from $72 to $126/head. Heavy crossbred ewes received from $113 to $138 and merino wethers reached $134/head. Carcase prices averaged from 400c to 450c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: G&S Darmody, Tarcutta topped today’s market with 22 XB Suckers sold by Michael Hall (Livestock & Property) for $219ph.

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