Market Report – 9 August

Total Yarding: 4,834

Lamb numbers were back and the quality plainer. New season lamb numbers were around 500 head and prime old lambs were limited. New season lambs were mostly light trade weights and the old lambs were best supplied by medium and heavy trade weights. Merino lambs were also well supplied but there were more lightweight lambs available. All the usual buyers operated in a market mostly firm market.

New season light and medium trade weights sold from $116 to $129 and a pen of heavy lambs reached $160/head.

Old 2 score processing lambs ranged from $64 to $104, back by $4/head. The medium and heavy trade weights were firm and ranged from $108 to $134/head and averaged 570c/kg. Heavy lambs were $2 cheaper and sold from $136 to $148 and extra heavy lambs reached $213.20/head. Carcase prices ranged from540c to 560c/kg. Merino trades sold to $150/head. Heavy hoggets reached $135/head.

Mutton numbers were down and prices lifted $4/head across the light and medium weight grades and quality remains good.

Medium weight ewes ranged from $90 to $104/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $115 to $122/head for heavy weights. Most averaged 430c to 455c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

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Photo: Landmark topped today’s market with XB Lambs sold on behalf of T&L White (Ground Diamond), Yass for $213.2ph.