PRIME SHEEP REPORT
Despite the strong markets over the previous weeks lamb numbers were back by 3,200. It was a good quality yarding with good numbers of outstanding heavy weight lambs and only very odd pens of trade weights.
There was a fair selection of Merino lambs along with good numbers of White Dorpers and Damara cross lambs.
A full field of buyers were in attendance and operating in another solid market.
Trade lambs were $8 to $11 dearer selling from $160 to $210/head to average between 860c and 890c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs were $6 to $12 dearer with the 24 to 30kg lambs selling from $209 to $265/head to average between 860c and 885c/kg cwt.
The lambs over 30kg sold for $280 and $286/head respectively.
Merino lambs were $5 dearer with the trade weights selling from $160 to $175 while a pen of heavy weight Merino lambs sold for $189/head.
Light weight lambs to the restockers were firm to $4 dearer selling from $90 to $179/head.
Crossbred hoggets sold to $218 while Merino hoggets sold to $205/head.
It was a mixed yarding of mutton where the light and medium weight sheep were up to $5 cheaper and the heavy weights were up to $15/head cheaper.
Merino ewes sold from $95 to $222 while the crossbred ewes sold from $154 to $240/head. Merino wethers sold from $140 to $210 while crossbred wethers sold to $235/head.
Carcass prices ranged from 630c to 685c/kg cwt. The restockers paid from $135 to $171/head for White Dorper ewes.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).