Market Report – 3 March 2021

Total Yarding: 7,575

Lamb numbers halved and the quality was good with mainly heavy trade and heavy lambs penned. Store lambs were limited and most of the lighter trade lambs sold to restockers or feeders. Short woolled lambs attracted the most attention. All the usual buyers operated in a cheaper market.

Light restocking lambs sold from $140 to $170/head. Heavier weights to feed reached $203/head. Trade lambs lost $10 selling from $166 to $191/head averaging 840c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were back by $8 to $14, making from $186 to $215/head or 810c to 820c/kg cwt on average. Extra heavy weights dropped $12, selling from $199 to $228/head. Very heavy hoggets topped at $235/head.

There was a slight increase in mutton numbers and quality varied. Prices were strong especially on medium weight 3 score sheep with medium weight ewes made from $126 to $176/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $206 to $240 and heavy Merinos made from $169 to $215/head. Crossbred wethers reached $252/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: KMWL sold 51 XB Ewes on behalf of Broughton Partnership, Young for $220ph.

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