Market Report – 3 January 2024

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 5773

The first sale of the year produced a limited yarding of 3900 lambs. It was a good quality yarding with good rain falling in the district over the break. The overall trend of the sale was $20 to $30 dearer without sufficient numbers to quote all categories. There were limited numbers to the restockers and not all the usual buyers were present.

New season trade lambs weighing 18kg to 24Kg sold from $131 to $149 and trade weight old lambs sold from $115 to $152. Heavy weight new season lambs weighing over 24Kg sold from $161 to $185 and heavy weight old lambs selling from $144 to $227. Light lambs under 18kg to the processors sold from $67 to $134. The few pens of lambs to the restockers sold from $44 to $105 and hoggets sold from $87 to $133.

There was 1865 mixed mutton yarded with prices significantly dearer over all categories. Merino ewes sold from $37 to $68 while crossbred ewes sold from $34 to $75. Merino wethers sold to $75 and rams sold to $49.

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Photo: 25 XB Lambs sold for $198ph by Michael Hall Livestock on behalf of S&A Craig.