Market Report – 30 June 2021

Total Yarding: 8,107

Lamb numbers eased and the quality was a little plainer. There were some well-presented trade and heavy lambs but in the smaller yarding secondary lambs were more evident. There was a small offering of Merino lambs. Not all the usual buyers were operating in a dearer market.

The light score 2 processing lambs made from $124 to $150/head. Trade lambs were $2 to $4 dearer selling from $172 to $207/head or 800c to 840c/kg cwt. Lambs 24 to 26kg lifted $7 and ranged from $202 to $217/head. Heavy lambs weighing 26 to 30kg gained $2 and sold from $204 to $234/head. Extra heavy weights over 30kg, made from $236 to $274, lifting $3/head. Merino trades sold from $143 to $171 and the best priced hogget reached $208/head.

Mutton numbers also eased and quality was fair to good. There was a selection of weights and light sheep were in demand while the heavy mutton had a softer buying group. Prices were firm to $3/head cheaper. Medium weight ewes sold from $145 to $171/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $178 to $232 and Heavy Merinos reached $223/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Jock Duncombe, Duncombe & Co sold a total of 523 XB Lambs on behalf of B&L Frost, Bannister to a top of $270ph.

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