Market Report – 7 March

Total Yarding: 12679

Lamb numbers eased slightly and the quality was a little plainer. 2 score light weights were well supplied but restocking activity was a little easier. There were a few pens of ideal shorn trade weights but most were lacking finish. Heavy lambs were very limited. The market was cheaper.

The 2 score restocking lambs were $10 to $15 cheaper selling from $65 to $113/head. Medium and heavy trade weights eased $5 and sold from $133 to $144 and heavy lambs $144 to $165/head. Carcase prices averaged 575c/kg cwt. The best of the heavy hoggets reached $166/head. Light first cross ewe lambs made from $80 to $113/head to restockers.

Mutton numbers improved and the quality was plainer. There were more light plainer sheep offered. Lighter sheep sold cheaper while the better covered heavy weights are firm. Heavy Merino wethers reached $153 and crossbred ewes $150/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Cavan Station, Yass, topped today’s sale with 166 XB Hoggets sold by Butt Livestock & Property to a top of $166ph.

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