Total Yarding: 6,135
Lamb numbers eased and the quality remains good with a lot of well finished lambs available. Trade weights were limited in supplied and there was a good run of heavy lambs. Light store lambs were few and far between and there was a little less competition from restockers on the heavier weights. Merino lambs slipped in numbers and quality improved. The market lifted $4 to $7/head.
The 2 score processing lambs sold from $125 to $168/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $4 to $7 dearer although the few penned mostly sold to a restocking order and made from $170 to $225/head averaging 890c to 925c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were $4 to $5 dearer, making from $210 to $231/head or 880c/kg cwt on average. Extra heavy weights sold from $224 to $250/head, averaging 780c to 850c/kg cwt. Merinos sold from $137 to $160/head. Hoggets reached $215/head for Merinos.
Mutton numbers were back and the quality was mostly good. Prices were $5 to $7/head stronger. Medium weight ewes sold from $152 to $188/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $230 to $255 and Merino ewes reached $246/head. Merino wethers made from $166 to $227 and very heavy crossbred wethers reached $275/head.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Bradford Heights P/L, Goulburn sold XB Lambs with Duncombe & Co for $255ph.
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