PRIME SHEEP & LAMB REPORT
Following the recent sales rain effected market number lifted this sale by almost 9,500.
It was a good quality yarding with good numbers of well finished heavy weight and trade weight lambs throughout. There was also some good runs of well finished new season lambs and Merino lambs yarded.
With a number of works shut due to covid 19 and the absence of the supermarket buyers the market was considerably cheaper.
Trade lambs were up to $30 cheaper selling from $130 to $155/head to average between 590c and 660c/kg cwt. Trade weight new season lambs sold from $154 to $173/head. Heavy weight lambs were $20 cheaper with the 24kg to 30kg lambs selling from $141 to $179, while the lambs over 30kg sold for $179 and $183/head to average between 540c and 575c/kg cwt.
Merino lambs were also up to $30 cheaper with the trade weights selling from $115 to $155 while heavy weight Merinos sold from $140 to $156/head.
Merino ewe lambs sold to the restockers
selling from $125 to $170/head. Hoggets sold to $140/head.
There was some very good sheep along with some plainer types in a mixed yarding of mutton where most grades were $8 to $15/head cheaper.
Merino ewes sold from $105 to $176 while crossbred ewes sold from $112 also to $176/head. Merino wethers sold from $103 to $180/head. The restockers were very active paying from $90 to $163 for Merino ewes and $125 to $137/head for Merino wethers.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).