Market Report – 8 June 2022

Prime Lamb & Sheep

Total Yarding: 7905

There was an increase in lambs numbers and the quality was fair to good. Some lambs that were lacking finish come out of a supply area that has had been very cold and wet. Heavy lambs were best supplied and there were reasonable numbers of trade weights but only a limited supply of extra heavy lambs. All the usual buyers were operating but prices were cheaper.

Trade lambs to 24kg cwt sold $7 to $11 cheaper ranging from $154 to $188/head and averaged between 740c and 780c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were $13 to $15 softer with lambs to 30kg cwt $185 to $232/head or 740c to 750c/kg on average. Extra heavy lambs reached $236/head. Best priced hogget reached $210/head.

Mutton numbers improved and the quality was very mixed. Prices eased. Medium weight ewes $131 to Merinos with a long skin reaching $168/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $195 to $242 and Merinos reached $217/head.

Photo: Brad & Mark Dawson, Binda, with Bailey Anderson, MD & JJ Anderson, sold 71 XB Lambs for 213.6ph.

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