Yarding: 8170

With up to 70mm of rain, numbers were back by 4,700 for a fair to good quality yarding of lambs.
Merino lambs were a big part of the yarding along with odd pens of well finished new season lambs.
There were only odd pens of heavy weight lambs mixed throughout.
Not all the regular buyers were operating with a couple of southern processors absent.
Trade weight new season lambs were firm to $7 dearer selling from $173 to $205/head to average between 785c and 825c/kg cwt.
The few trade weight old lambs sold from $150 to $200/head.
Heavy weight lambs were firm to $5 dearer with the old lambs over 24kg selling from$205 to $249/head to average between 760c and 800c/kg cwt.
Merino lambs were $14 dearer with the trade weights selling from $142 to$195 while the Merino lambs over 24kg sold from $196 to $221/head.
A pen of young first cross ewe lambs sold to the restockers for $144and young lambs to the fatteners sold to $140/head.
Hoggets sold to $216/head.
It was a mostly good quality yarding of mutton where the medium weight sheep were $5 dearer and the heavy weights up to $13/head dearer.
Merino ewes sold from $88 to $226 while crossbred ewes sold from $178 to $250/head.
Crossbred wethers sold to $264 and Merino wethers sold from $148 to $220/head.
Merino rams sold to $228/head.

(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).

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