Market Report – 7 September 2022

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 9113

Lamb numbers were slightly better and the quality improved. There were 450 new season lambs offered and in the old lambs, trade and heavy weights were best supplied. The lift in quality was mainly in the heavy lambs and there still was a large number of light and secondary lambs penned. Not all the regular buyers operated and the market trend was dearer especially no the heavier lambs. New season medium and heavy trade lambs sold from $185 to $201/head averaging 825c/kg cwt.

Old 2 score processing lambs to 18kg cwt ranged from $78 to $115/head. Trade weights 20 to 24kg were firm to $3 stronger on average $128 to $188/head, most averaged 680c to 720c/kg cwt. The 24 to 26kg lambs sold from $169 to $196/head. Heavy 26 to 30kg lambs were the big movers lifting $13 and sold from $192 to $228/head and averaged 730c/kg cwt. Extra heavy lambs sold from $210 to 230/head. Merino trades reached $132 and the best priced hogget reached $175/head.

Mutton numbers increased and the quality also improved with more medium and heavy weights penned. Prices $10 to $15 stronger on the light and medium weights and $10 better on heavy ewes. Medium weight ewes sold from $94 to $145/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $166 to $181 and Merinos reached $160/head. Heavy Merino wethers topped at $162/head.

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Photo: 32 XB Lambs sold for $230.2ph by Delta Livestock on behalf of ED McDonald & Son, Wallendbeen.