Market Report – 9 December 2020

Total Yarding: 25,422

Lamb numbers improved and the quality remains good with 16,500 new season lambs offered. Trade and heavy new season lambs made up the majority along with a few large drafts of light store lambs. Only a limited number of Merino lambs were offered and there was a few more pens of shorn lambs. The market trend was dearer.

New season lambs to restocking orders made from $142 to $176 up by $4 to $9 with restockers paying to $190/head for shorn ewe lambs. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $2 to $4 dearer selling from $157 to $176/head to average 780c to 820c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were $5 to $6 dearer selling from $170 to $200/head to average from 740c to 760c/kg cwt. Extra heavy weights made from $194 to $249/head. Shorn trade lambs sold from $178 to $187/head to average 770c/kg. Heavy shorn lambs sold from $197 to $250/head to average from 740c to 750c/kg cwt.

Mutton numbers increased and the quality was good. Ewes were well supplied and prices were firm on the light and medium weights and $5/head cheaper on the heavy weights. Medium weight ewes sold from $134 to $175/head. Heavy crossbred ewes were making from $186 to $245 and Merinos sold from $196 to $213/head. Most averaging 650c to 680c/kg cwt for the medium weights.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: RA Flannery & Co, Boorowa sold 93 Merino Wethers with Delta Agribusiness for $240ph.

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