PRIME SHEEP & LAMB SALE
Once again heavy weight lambs made up the bulk of the yarding along with good numbers of well finished Merino lambs. There were also a few pens of well finished new season lambs penned. Not all the regular buyers were operating in a mostly cheaper market.
Trade lambs were up to $12 cheaper with the old lambs selling from, $120 to $148/head, to average between 595c and 630c/kg cwt. Trade weight new season lambs were $13 cheaper selling from, $136 to $148/head, to average between 650c and 700c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs were $4 to $9 cheaper with the 24kg to 30kg lambs selling from, $143 to $172, while the over 30kg lambs sold from, $170 to $200/head, and that price was paid for lambs estimated to weigh in excess of 40kg cwt.
Merino lambs were $12 cheaper with the trade weights selling from, $115 to $136, while heavier weight Merinos sold to $153/head. Two pens of young White Dorper ewe lambs sold to the restockers from, $141 and $142/head. Hoggets sold to $155/head.
It was a mostly good quality yarding of mutton where most grades were $3 to $7 cheaper. Merino ewes sold from, $80 to $154, while
crossbred ewes sold from, $133 to $165/head. Merino wethers sold from, $111 to $153/head. The restockers were active on woolly Merino ewes paying from, $123 to $140, while white Dorper ewes sold to the restockers for $138/head.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)