PRIME SHEEP REPORT
It was a plainer quality yarding with a larger percentage of secondary lambs compared to previous sales. There were still some outstanding heavy weight lambs yarded along with odd pens of neat trade weights. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating. Trade lambs finished firm to $4 dearer selling from $150 to $198/head to average between 790c and 825c/kg cwt.
Merino lambs were up to $15 cheaper with trade weights selling from $134 to $180 and heavy weight Merino lambs making from $190 to $229/head.
Lambs to the restockers were $8 cheaper with the better types selling from $105 to $160/head. First cross ewe hoggets sold to restockers for $209/head.
Heavy weight lambs were firm to $7/head dearer. Lambs weighing 24 to 30kg sold from $189 to $233/head to average between 765c and 780c/kg cwt.
Lambs over 30kg sold from $226 to $262/head to average 750c/kg cwt.
Not all the regular buyers were operating in a fair quality yarding of mutton. Light and medium weight sheep were $10 to $15 cheaper while the better heavy weight sheep were up to $30/head cheaper.
Merino ewes sold from $106 to $208 while crossbred ewes sold from $109 to $213/head.
Merino wethers sold from $125 to $209/head.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)