Market Report – 4 September 2019

Total Yarding: 10,914

Lamb numbers improved but quality still remained mixed. 1,100 new season lambs were penned. There were good numbers of trade and heavy lambs offered, along with reasonable numbers of light and medium weight Merinos. The usual group of buyers operated in a dearer market.

New season medium and heavy trade weights sold from $150 to $188/head. Heavy lambs made from $186 to $195/head, averaging from 790c to 820c/kg cwt.

Old 2 score processing lambs were $8 dearer, selling to $120/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $10 dearer, making from $150 to $188/head. Heavy weights sold from $165 to $194/head. Extra heavy lambs made a top of $222/head. Carcase prices averaged from 720c to 760c/kg cwt. Merino trade sold up to $10 dearer, selling a top of $180/head.

Mutton numbers were steady and the quality was good with plenty of medium and heavy weights. Prices were firm. Medium weight ewes sold from $114 to $154/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $150 to $190/head. Carcase prices averaged from 550c to 600c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: M&S Sharman, Jugiong sold 37 XB Suckers through Delta Livestock & Property to a market top of $240ph.

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