Market Report – 30 May

Total Yarding: 16,678

Lamb numbers lifted and the quality remains average. Light lambs were best supplied and while there was a small run of good trade and heavy lambs, quality eased quickly. Extra heavy lambs remain in short supply. The market was dearer.

Restocking lambs to 20kg sold from $78 to $130/head. 2 score processing lambs sold from $74 to $122/head. Medium and heavy trade weight lambs gained $4 to $8 and sold from $124 to $148/head. Heavy lambs sold from $144 to $168, extra heavy lambs sold to $175/head averaging 580c to 630c/kg cwt. Hoggets reached $184/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the increase was mostly in the ewes. There was a good run of heavy crossbreds but most fell into the medium weight range. Prices were close to firm. Medium weights sold from $98 to $130/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $147 to $183/head. Most averaged from 460c to 500c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Delta Agribusiness selling 177 XB Ewes on behalf of ‘Bobbara Station’, Union Agriculture, Galong for $183.2ph.

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