Market Report – 3 February 2021

Total Yarding:  14,044

Lamb numbers increased and the quality was a little plainer. There was a good selection of lambs in all weight and condition categories. There was a very good run of heavy shorn lambs and a lot of light store lambs suited to the restocker. The market sold to a firm to dearer trend with the neatly shorn lambs attracting a premium.

Restocking lambs were $9 dearer selling from $112 to $172/head to return to the paddock. Trade lambs were firm for the medium and heavy weights making from $175 to $186/head to average from 850c to 880c/kg cwt. The heavy lambs lifted $2 to $5 selling from $186 to $222 or 825c to 840c/kg cwt on average and extra heavy lambs sold from $233 to $256/head. The best of the hoggets reached a top of $248/head.

Mutton numbers jumped and the quality was mixed. Prices were much stronger rising as much as $20/head in places. Medium weight ewes sold from $123 to $168/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $186 to $230 and Merino wethers reached $214/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Sophie Lynch & Adam Selmes, Pejar, sold 127 XB Lambs with Duncombe & Co to a top of $256.2 ph.

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