Market Report – 6 July 2022

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 6,367

Lamb numbers fell but the quality improved on the last sale. There were good runs of trade and heavy weights and a few pens of well finished extra heavy lambs. Store lambs were reasonable numbers but there were not as many restockers operating. Processors were also back in numbers with some works slowing for maintenance. The market sold to a dearer trend and lifted $8 to $10/head across the all weights.

Most of the store lambs sold from $135 to $162/head. Medium and heavy trade weights to 24kg ranged from $146 to $193/head averaging 760c to 800c/kg cwt. The 24 to 26kg lambs sold from $188 to $206 or 750c/kg cwt on average. Heavy lambs to 30kg $211 to $218 and extra heavy weights $226 to a top of $250/head. Hoggets reached $205/head.

Only a limited supply of good mutton was offered and prices improved. Medium weight ewes sold from $132 to $162/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $180 to $200/head and Merino ewes reached $188/head.

Photo: Mark and April Rayner ‘Willowview Partnership’ Yass sold 63 XB Lambs for $250ph with Butt Livestock.

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