Market Report- 29 September 2021

Total Yarding: 13,117

Lamb numbers lifted and there were 5,200 mixed quality new season lambs. Trade and heavy lambs were best supplied and extra heavy old lambs were in limited numbers. There was a small run of Merino lambs and a few extra hoggets were penned. The market trend was cheaper and followed a drop in quality.

New season store lambs sold from $156 to $190/head. First cross ewe lambs reached $224/head. Trade weights to 24kg cwt were firm to $4 cheaper selling from $183 to $248/head and averaging from 965c to 980c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were $6 cheaper, making from $235 to $258 or 950c/kg cwt with the odd extra heavier pen reaching $278/head.

Old lambs were $10 cheaper with trade weights ranging from $164 to $225/head. Heavy old lambs made from $221 to $248, while extra heavy lambs reached $310/head. Trade Merinos sold from $166 to $237 and hoggets made from $196 to $233/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was good with a mostly heavy yarding of sheep. Prices lifted $10 to $12 with the heavy crossbred ewes selling from $194 to $260 and Merinos from $168 to $228/head. Most averaged between 620c and 660c/kg cwt.

Photo: A Stewart, Young sold 65 XB Suckers with KMWL to a top of $250 ph.

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