Market Report – 8 May 2019

Total Yarding: 16,976

Lamb numbers increased and the quality improved. There was the usual run of store lambs and a better offering of trade and heavy lambs. Merino lambs increase in number, but mainly light weights remained. All the usual buyers were operating.

Restockers and feeders paid from $125 to $157/head. The 2 score processing lambs were $2 dearer, making from $108 to $145/head. Medium and heavy trade weights to 24kg were firm to $2 dearer, making from $145 to $188/head, averaging from 750c to 780c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were $5 to $6 cheaper, receiving from $183 to $239/head or from 710c to 730c/kg cwt. Light Merino lambs sold from $72 to $128 and hoggets reached 210/head.

Mutton numbers were steady and quality improved. Prices were firm to $3/head cheaper on average. Medium weights sold from $110 to $145/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $138 to $198/head. Merino wethers reached $180/head. Carcase prices averaged from 580c to 620c/kg cwt on average.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Jock & James, Holman Tolmie are all smiles after their client, IL & MJ Bone, Muttama topped today’s market with XB Lambs sold for $239ph.

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