Market Report – 4 August 2021

Total Yarding: 9100

Lamb numbers lifted for a mixed quality yarding. Trade and heavy old lambs were well supplied but there was a bigger influence of secondary lambs that lacked weight and finish. There was a large run of Merino lambs and the market sold to a cheaper trend with the better lambs $10 to $15 cheaper and the secondary lambs $20/head and more in places.

The score 2 processing lambs sold from $117 to $144/head. Trade weights to 24kg cwt ranged from $163 to $220, while the 24 to 26kg cwt lambs sold from $210 to $247/head averaging 860c/kg cwt. Heavy 26 to 30kg cwt lambs ranged from $230 to $269 and extra heavy lambs made from $276 to $320/head. Heavy Merino lambs sold from $216 to $227/head or 780c to 800c/kg cwt.

Mutton numbers were steady and the quality also slipped with prices $4 to $8/head cheaper. Medium weight ewes made from $136 to $180/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $198 to $264 and Merino ewes reached $223/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: AAC Co, Galong sold 51 XB Lambs with Delta Livestock for $319.2, topping today’s sale.

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