Market Report – 5 June 2024

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 11,697

Lamb numbers eased and the quality varied. There were light lambs suitable for restockers and plainer trades that went on feed or back to the paddock. Trade were mixed but the better and neater lambs sold to stronger trends with the plainer trades were firm. Heavy lambs were in good numbers and again the better lines were dearer while the plainer lambs were steady. Extra heavy weights were limited and were cheaper.

Light restocking lambs sold from $55 to $124 and the 2 score processing lambs were $13 dearer ranging from $66 to $117/head. The trade weights ranged from $127 to $172/head and averaged around 680c but the better lambs were consistently 720c to 750c/kg. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $160 to $179 and lambs to 30kg $186 to $210/head. averaging 675c to 680c/kg. The best priced hogget reached $138/head.

Mutton numbers eased and the quality was mixed. Prices stronger with most lifting between $10 and $15/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $50 To $108, heavy crossbreds reached $118 and woolly Merinos $128/head. The better covered lines averaged 330c to 360c/kg.

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Photo: 70 XB Lambs sold for $210ph by Duncombe & Co on behalf of T & S Storrier.