Market Report – 28 September 2022

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Yarding: 7898

Lamb numbers improved and there were 1600 new season lambs offered. The quality of the new season lambs was good while old lambs remain mixed. Trade and heavy weights were well supplied and store lambs were limited. Most of the regular buyers were present this week. The market sold to mixed trends.

New season trade lambs to 24kg cwt were $4 to $5 dearer selling from $149 to $185/head, heavy weights were back slightly $181 to $209/head. Carcases prices averaged between 750c and 820c/kg cwt.

Old trades were firm to $6 dearer and ranged from $122 to $179 for the 2 and 3 scores, averaging 720c to 750c/kg. Heavy weights eased $9 selling from $154 to $213/head.  Trade Merinos were dearer reaching $145/head. Best hogget reached $180/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and quality was good. Light and medium weight mutton sold $15 to $20/head better, heavy weights were similar. Medium weight ewes sold from $108 to $136/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $138 to $158 and Merino wethers reached $148/head.

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Photo: Hilton & Wally, on-hand to help Duncombe & Co sell 59 XB Suckers for $209ph on behalf of M&J Carruthers, Bigga.