PRIME SHEEP REPORT
It was a good quality yarding with a good selection of both trade and heavy weight new season lambs along with some very good old lambs mostly with plenty of weight.
There was also good numbers of heavy weight Merino lambs mixed throughout. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.
Compared to a fortnight ago trade weight new season lambs were $4 to $9 dearer selling from $168 to $210/head to average between 830c and 880c/kg cwt.
Trade weight old lambs sold from $153 to $196/head. Heavy weight lambs were $15 dearer once again compared to a fortnight ago. The old lambs weighing between 24kg and 30kg sold from $178 to $236 while the lambs over 30kg sold from $230 to $280/head to average 750c/kg cwt.
Heavy weight new season lambs sold to $250/head. Merino lambs were $2 to $6 dearer with the trade weights selling from $140 to $183 while the heavy weight Merino lambs sold from $173 to $235/head.
Young lambs to the restockers sold from $130 to $160 and hoggets sold to $220/head.
It was a very good quality yarding of mutton where most grades were $6 to $9/head dearer.
Merino ewes sold from $130 to $206 while the crossbred ewes sold from $166 to $228/head. Merino wethers sold from $154 to $229/head.
The restockers paid from $112 to $130 for
Merino ewes and $256/head for Aussie White ewes.
(Article course: Meat and Livestock Australia)