Market Report – 3 July 2019

Total Yarding: 12,452

Lamb numbers remained steady and the quality was similar with a small run of well finished trade and heavy lambs and a few more lambs that were lacking cover. Extra heavy lambs were in short supply and there were reasonable numbers of light Merino lambs. All the usual buyers operated in a dearer market.

The 2 score processing lambs to 16kg sold from $96 to $131/head. The medium and heavy trade lambs were $9 dearer and ranged from $175 to $206/head averaging 920c/kg. Heavy lambs 22kg to 26kg sold from $211 to $244 and lambs over 26kg in weight sold from $256 to $280/head. Carcase prices averaged 900c to 935c/kg cwt. Merino lambs reached $174/head and hoggets reached $210/head.

Mutton numbers increased and the quality was mixed. Prices were $8/head cheaper on the plain sheep and firm on the heavier better covered lines. Medium weight ewes sold from $120 to $169/head. Heavy crossbreds sold from $180 to $228 and Merinos sold to $173/head. Very heavy Merino wethers reached $229/head. Most averaged 560c to 610c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Elders selling 84 Merino Wethers on behalf of M&T Kensit & P Reynolds for $210ph.

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