Total Yarding: 11,731
There was a jump in lamb numbers and the quality improved. Trade and heavy lambs were again well supplied and there were a few more extra heavy weights penned. A handful of new season lambs are starting to trickle in and light shorn store lambs were slightly back in volume. The market trend was dearer by $8 to $12/head.
The few new season trade lambs sold from $171 to $189/head.
Light lambs to restocking orders $165 to $188/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs to 22kg ranged from $178 to $191/head or 850c to 870c/kg cwt. Lambs 22 to 26kg ranged from $190 to $214/head and averaged from 790c to 830c/kg cwt. The 26 to 30kg cwt received $202 to $243/head or 780c/kg and the over 30kg reached $247/head. Heavy Hoggets $175 to $234/head.
Mutton numbers also lifted and the quality was better. There were plenty of well covered medium weight ewes and a good selection of heavy weights. Prices were stronger by $15 to $20/head on the better quality. Medium weight ewes mostly $143 to $182/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $210 to $257/head and Merinos reached $210/head. Most averaged 660c to 710c/kg cwt.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Jake, Jock, Garry & Hilton, Duncombe & Co sold a total of 344 XB Lambs on behalf of Derneveagh Pastoral Co, Harden to a top of $253.4ph.
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