Market Report – 6 March 2019

Total Yarding: 17,025

Lamb numbers eased and the quality is back. Trade weights were well supplied and there were plenty of light lambs, but heavy and extra heavy lambs were limited. Light and trade lambs were firm, while the extra heavy lambs were cheaper.

Restocking lambs sold from $64 to $113 and feeders paid to $145/head. The 2 score processing lambs were firm, making from $75 to $120/head. Medium and heavy trade weights sold from $129 to $148/head, averaging from 640c to 650c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs made from $149 to $163 and extra heavy lambs sold for $164/head, averaging from 580c to 590c/kg cwt, with little competition. Hoggets reached $150/head. Merino lambs sold to $114/head.

Mutton numbers eased and the quality mixed. Most sheep were $4 to $5/head cheaper. Medium weight ewes received from $75 to $115/head. Heavy crossbreds sold from $110 to $124 and full fleeced Merinos reached $138/head. Dorpers sold to $132/head. Most averaged from 360c to 410c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Claire Scarlett ‘Kirramurray’, Yass sold a total of 23 XB Lambs with Elders to a top of $158ph.

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