Market Report – 9 January 2019

Total Yarding: 25,379

Lamb numbers improved to 14,000. The quality was fair to good, with a few of the new season lambs looking dry in the skin. Shorn lambs were well supplied, with good runs of heavy trade and heavy lambs were limited. The market sold to a dearer trend of $3 to $4/head.

Re-stocking new season lambs $76 to $110/head and feeders paid to $148/head for trade weights. Wooly trades from $133 to $155/head, averaging 660c/kg. Heavy weights to $170/head. Shorn 2 score processing lambs $96 to $115/head. Medium heavy trades $125 to $155/head, to average 680c/kg. Heavy lambs at $156 to $186/head, extra heavies reached $190/head. Hoggets reached $180/head for heavy weights.

11,000 sheep were penned and quality was very mixed, with light sheep well supplied. Prices lifted $5-7/head. Light ewes from $47 to $73/head, the medium weights $88 to $125/head. Heavy XB ewes $115 to $144/head, with carcass prices averaging between 430 and 470c/kg.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

Photo: Bailey, Joseph & Greg Anderson, MD & JJ Anderson sold 56 XB Suckers on behalf of Flora Collins, Crookwell for $185ph.

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