PRIME SHEEP & LAMB REPORT
Yarding: 23, 961
Following last weeks stronger markets numbers were up by 7,000. It was another very good quality yarding with good numbers of outstanding heavy weight lambs both crossbreds and Merinos. There were only fair numbers of trade lambs along with odd pens of new season lambs. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.
Trade lambs were firm to $2 dearer with the old lambs selling from $121 to $163/head to average between 630c and 656c/kg cwt. Trade
weight new season lambs were $5 dearer selling from $134 to $169, to average between 670c and 730c/kg cwt.
Heavy weight lambs were $10 dearer with the 24 to 30kg lambs selling from $156 to $196, while the lambs over 30kg sold from $198 to $230/head, to average 630c/kgcwt.
Heavy weight new season lambs sold from $160 to $182/head. Merino lambs finished firm to $2 cheaper with the trade weights selling from $119 to $160 while the heavier weight Merinos over 24kg sold from $148 to $172/head. First cross ewe lambs sold to the restockers from $230 to $240 and hoggets sold to $177/head.
It was a good quality yarding of mutton where most grades were firm to $4/head cheaper. Merino ewes sold from $110 to $175 while
crossbred ewes sold from $119 to $166/head. Merino wethers sold from $128 to $176/head. The bulk of the better sheep ranged from 460c
to 540c/kg cwt. The restockers were active paying from $200 to $207 for first cross ewes and $135/head for Merino ewes.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)