Market Report – 29 April 2020

Total Yarding: 5,773

Lamb numbers were similar and the quality was again mixed. There were some good lines of trade and heavy weights while light store lambs were limited. A small run of Merino lambs were so penned. Feeders and restockers were again active on lambs up to 21kg to 22kg. The market sold to a firm to slightly dearer trend.

Lambs to restock started at $70 and made to $201 and feeders paid to $210/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs sold mainly from $175 to $208/head for lamb up to 24kg. Heavy and extra heavy lambs sold firm to $4 dearer on a better quality run and sold to a top of $250/head to average from 770c to 830c/kg cwt. Merinos returning to the paddock sold from $70 to $156/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and medium weight sheep made up the bulk and quality was fair to good. Prices were again very solid with some mutton selling slightly dearer. Crossbred ewes sold from $100 to $269/head. Merino ewes made from $100 to $239 and Dorpers sold from $100 to $230/head. Wethers were well supplied and Merino wethers reached $226 and heavy crossbreds sold to $254/head. Restockers paid to $178/head for Dorper ewes.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Tumbleton Partnership, Wombat sold 45 Merino Ewes with Butt Livestock & Property for $239.2ph.

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