Market Report – 28 October 2020

Total Yarding: 15,242

Lamb numbers eased and there were 9,500 new season lambs penned. The quality was very good with heavy trade and heavy lambs being the best supplied. The market sold to a dearer trend of $6 to $9/head across most lambs.

New season lambs to restocking orders made from $151 to $175/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs to 22kg cwt sold from $161 to $176/head with the heavy trade averaging 790c and light trades making over 810c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs ranged from $179 to $206/head or from 775c to 790c/kg cwt on average. Extra heavy lambs sold from $198 to $255/head. Merino lambs lifted $6 and trade weights sold from $173 to $178 while heavy weights reached $198/head. Old trade lambs sold from $160 to $177 and heavy weights made from $173 to $198/head. Extra heavy old lambs topped at $254/head. First cross ewe lambs reached $292/head to a restocker.

Mutton numbers lifted and quality remained good. Medium and light sheep were dearer while heavy mutton was firm. Medium weight ewes reached $170/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $193 to $238 and Merinos reached $213/head. Wethers topped at $240/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.


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