PRIME SHEEP & LAMB REPORT
It was a top quality yarding with good numbers of outstanding heavy weight lambs, along with good numbers of very well finished Merinos.
There was also a good supply of both trade and heavy weight new season lambs mixed throughout. Most of the regular buyers were in attendance and operating.
Trade lambs were firm to $3 cheaper with the trade weight old lambs selling from $133 to $165/head. The better yarding of new season lambs were $5 dearer with the trade weights selling from $130 to $158/head, to average between 665c and 720c/kg cwt.
Heavy weight lambs were $10 dearer with the 24kg to 30kg lambs selling from $148 to $182, while the lambs over 30kg sold from $181 to $219/head.
Heavyweight new season lambs sold from $155 to $174/head. Lighter Merino lambs were firm to $4 dearer, while the heavier weights were $3 to$5/head cheaper.
The trade weight Merino lambs sold from $122 to $153, while heavy weight Merinos sold from $148 to $180/head.
First cross ewe lambs sold to the restockers from $224 and $264/head. Hoggets sold to $166/head.
It was a mostly good quality yarding of mutton, where the lighter sheep were a little dearer and the heavier weights were $5/head cheaper.
Merino ewes sold from $85 to $176 while crossbred ewes sold from $134 to $182/head. Merino wethers sold from $118 to $173/head.
The better sheep ranged from 560c to 620c/kg cwt. The restockers paid from $133 to $145/head for aged White Dorper ewes.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)