PRIME SHEEP REPORT
It was a good quality yarding with another top display of heavy weight lambs along with a fair selection of trade weights. There were not the
numbers of Merino lambs compared to previous sales. A full field of buyers were in attendance and operating in a solid market.
Trade lambs were $7 to $12 dearer with the few new season lambs selling from $154 to $210/head. Trade weight shorn lambs sold from $165 to $216/head to average between 840c and 875c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs were $11 dearer with the 24 to 30kg old lambs selling from $215 to $256 while the lambs over 30kg made from $255 to $270/head to average between 810c and 830c/kg cwt.
The few Merino lambs were around firm with trade weight Merinos making from $160 to $175/head. Following good weekend rains, restocker lambs were dearer with young unshorn new season lambs selling from $130 to $164/head. Hoggets were dearer with crossbreds selling to $230 and Merino’s making to a top of $202/head.
There was some very good sheep along with some plainer types in a mixed yarding of mutton where most grades were $18 to $22/head dearer. Merino ewes sold from $102 to $248 while crossbred ewes made from $136 to $243/head.
Merino wethers sold from $155 to $212 while crossbred wethers made to $252/head.
Most of the better sheep ranged from 620c to 685c/kg cwt. The restockers paid from $153 to $187 for Merino ewes and from $175 to $199/head for White Dorpers.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia).