Total Yarding: 11,603
There was an increase in lamb numbers and included 4,500 new season lambs. Trade and heavy lambs are still well supplied and quality was better. There were a few less light store lambs offered. Extra heavy weight lambs remain limited and there were fewer Merino lambs offered to the usual group of buyers. The market trend was dearer.
New season lambs returning to the paddock ranged from $93 to $181/head. Medium and heavy trade weights were $5 to $6 dearer selling from $162 to $170/head. Heavy lambs received $180 to $210 and extra heavy weights reached $215/head. Carcase prices averaged 780c to 820c/kg cwt for the lighter trades. Merino trade lambs sold from $128 to $145/head. Hoggets reached $194/head.
Mutton numbers also showed an increase and the quality remains good with mostly medium and heavy sheep offered. Prices were dearer by $10 to $15/head depending on weight and skins. Medium weight ewes sold from $124 to $163/head. Heavy crossbred ewes ranged from $180 to $205/head. Merino ewes sold from $155 to $190 and wethers sold to $190/head. Medium weights averaged 620c/kg cwt.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Photo: Old Bundemar, Binalong, topped today’s sucker market with 59 XB suckers sold by Delta for $215 ph.
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