PRIME SHEEP REPORT
Despite the excellent rain’s numbers lifted by 2,000.
It was a pretty good quality yarding with good numbers of lambs with weight along with fair numbers of trade weights.
There was also a reasonable supply of lambs to suit the restockers.
Light weight lambs to the processors were firm to dearer with the restockers putting a solid base in the market.
The 12kg to 18kg 2 score lambs sold to $174/head. Trade lambs were firm with the 18kg to 24kg lambs selling from $157 to $212/head to average from 810c to 870c/kg cwt.
Heavy weight lambs also sold at firm rates with the over 24kg 4 score lambs selling from $206 to $272/head.
Lambs to the restockers were $8 dearer, selling from $120 to $205/head. Hoggets sold to $200/head.
It was a mostly plain quality yarding of mutton where most grades were firm to $4/head cheaper with once again solid support coming from the restockers.
Merino ewes sold from $70 to $188/head. Crossbred ewes sold from $142 to $231 while White Dorper ewes sold to the restockers for $190/head. Merino wethers sold from $144 to $245/head.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)