Total Yarding: 17,361
Lamb numbers increased and all the extra numbers were new season lambs which totaled 11,500 head. The quality was good with plenty of trade and heavy lambs offered. There were a few more store lambs and competition was strong on the lighter weights. There was a small run of Merinos. Old shorn lambs were mostly heavy weights. There was a smaller buying group and the market sold to a firm to dearer trend on new season lambs while the old lambs were cheaper.
The new season lambs returning to the paddock sold from $145 to $170/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs up to 24kg were firm and ranged from $166 to $200/head and averaged from 810c to 850c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs gained $3 receiving from $194 to $218 averaging 780c to 810c/kg cwt and extra heavy weights $202 to $250/head. Heavy lambs were slightly cheaper making from $180 to $210 and extra heavy weights $196 to $250/head. Merino trade lambs to 24kg were back $4 and sold from $150 to $165 and heavy Merinos reached $210/head. The best priced hoggets reached $212/head.
Mutton numbers increased and the quality still remains good with a lot of stock in forward condition. Prices were cheaper on the heavy sheep. Medium weight ewes $135 to $144/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $200 to $220/head. Heavy Merino wethers reached $213/head.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: P&J Selmes, Narrawa sold 85 XB Ewes with Duncombe & Co for $220ph.
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