Total Yarding: 11,331
Lamb numbers eased due to storms in the supply area and the quality was a little plainer, but there still was a good run of trade weights. Heavy lambs were very limited and light weights were in good numbers with restockers after light shorn lambs. The market mostly sold to a cheaper trend with quality a major factor.
Light lambs to restock sold $8 dearer to make $107 to $124/head. 2 score processing lambs were $7 dearer making $74 to $110 and feeders paid to $145/head. Medium and heavy trade weights were $10 to $15 cheaper on average with quality a factor to make $118 to $149/head. The better end of the lambs were back $4 to $5/head. Carcase prices averaged 610c to 640c/kg. Heavy lambs sold from$146 to $163/head. Hoggets reached $150/head. Young Merino ewes to restock reached $132/head.
Mutton numbers eased and quality varied. Light sheep held firm and the medium and heavy weights were back $10 to $15/head. Light sheep ranged from $38 to $68/head. Medium weights $73 to $95 and heavy crossbreds $88 to $118/head. Carcase prices 330c to 370c/kg.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Ardrossan Nurseries, Batlow topped today’s market with Agstock selling a total of 250 XB Lambs to a top of $163ph.
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