Total Yarding: 5,666
Lamb numbers increased and the quality was mixed. There were a few good trade and heavy lambs but there were many secondary lambs penned. Approximately 350 new season lambs were offered. Merino lambs were limited and the market sold slightly cheaper.
The small number of new season lambs that sold to restockers made from $126 to $167, with the lambs to the trade selling from $171 to $189/head. The 2 score old lambs were firm to make from $114 to $128, with the medium and heavy weights easing from $3 to $4 to sell from $146 to $182/head, averaging 795c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs to 26kg made from $184 to $223, averaging 820c/kg cwt, and extra heavy lambs sold to $270/head. Merino trade weights sold from $135 to $193, averaging 750c/kg cwt, and hoggets sold to $217/head.
Mutton numbers eased and the quality was good, with prices seeing improvements. Medium weight ewes sold from $121 to $159/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold to $207, with Merino ewes making to $222/head. Most of the mutton averaged from 580c to 640c/kg cwt.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: J&A Caldwell, Young topped today’s market with XB Lambs sold by Issac & Jason, Butt Livestock & Property for $270ph.
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