Market Report – 29 July 2020

Total Yarding: 3,010

Lamb numbers fell and the quality was mixed but did contained a good run of trade and heavy lambs. There were 3 or 4 pens of new season lambs and most were trade weight lambs. Not all the usual buyers were operating but there were a few extra butchers at the market. Price trends varied but the general trend of the market was dearer lifting $15 to $20/head across most lambs.

The few new season lambs sold from $184 to $198/head averaging from 830c/kg cwt and higher as the weight decreased. Old medium and heavy trade lambs ranged from $154 to $185/head and averaged from 800c to 900c/kg with the lighter weights demanding the premium. Heavy old lambs sold from $179 to $186 and ranged from 700c to 760c/kg cwt and extra heavy weights sold from $180 to $209/head. Merino lambs made from $150 to $168 for trade lambs and heavy weights reached $195/head, averaging 670c to 710c/kg cwt.

Mutton numbers were limited and all weights were offered. Medium weight ewes held firm while the few heavy sheep lifted up to $10/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $131 to $170/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $158 to $189 and Merino wethers reached $170/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Toby Elliott, Nutrien Livestock, sold 15 XB Lambs on behalf of J&J Mooney, Tarago for $209.6ph.

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