Market Report – 3 October

Total Yarding: 13,529

Lamb numbers eased and there were 6,500 head of new season lambs penned. The quality was plainer with plenty of light store lambs. Trade and heavy lambs were in shorter supply. Old lambs were limited and there was a small run of light Merinos. Most decreased by $8 to $11/head in the cheaper market.

Restocking new season lambs sold from $32 to $115, with trade weights reaching $115/head. Trade weights sold from $120 to $150 and the few heavy new season lambs sold from $150 to $183/head. Most averaged approximately 650c/kg cwt.

Old trades started at $104 and sold to $136/head. Heavy weights reached $150 and extra heavy old lambs topped at $180/head. Merino lambs sold to $104/head.

Mutton numbers more than halved and the quality was very mixed. Light weights were better supplied, while heavy weights were limited. Light sheep were close to firm, while medium and heavy mutton eased $14/head. Medium weights sold from $64 to $110/head. Heavy sheep made from $91 to $124/head. Most averaged approximately from 350c to 370c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Heath & Rachel Davies, with children Lacey & Chayse, ‘Lickenhole’, Bigga sold a total of 454 XB Suckers with MD & JJ Anderson, with the top selling for $183ph.

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