Prime Lamb & Sheep
Total Yarding: 11,143
Lamb numbers lifted and the quality remains very mixed with the majority of lambs lacking finish. There were a few well finished lines off grain but were limited. All weights were represented. The market sold to a cheaper trend.
Light restocking lambs to 16kg cwt sold from $64 to $120/head. Trade lambs 18 to 22kg were $7 cheaper on average with the secondary lambs starting at $112/head to the heavier and better finished lambs reached $171/head to average from 660c to 720c/kg cwt. The better lambs sold to 780c/kg cwt. The 22 to 24kg lambs received $164 to $178 and 24 to 26kg lambs $180 to $188/head averaging 740c to 765c/kg cwt slipping $4/head on average. Heavy lambs $185 to $220 and extra heavy weights reached $260/head. Best priced hogget reached $188/head.
Mutton numbers eased slightly and quality was mixed. Prices cheaper by $12 to $16/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $99 to $150 and heavy crossbred ewes $154 to $201/head. Most averaged around 520c/kg cwt.
Photo: 56 XB Lambs sold for $225ph by Duncombe & Co on behalf of G&S Storrier, Crookwell.
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