The first sale for two weeks produced a very good quality yarding with large numbers of well finished heavy weight lambs throughout. There was also good numbers of well finished Merino lambs and only very limited numbers of ideal trade weights. Most of the regular buyers were in attendance and operating in a cheaper market.
Light weight lambs to the processors were $14 cheaper with the 12kg to 18kg 2 scores selling from $128 to $160/head. Trade lambs were $10 to $15 cheaper selling from $163 to $208 to average from 800c to 845c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs were up to $30/head cheaper compared to the sale of two weeks ago. 24kg to 30kg lambs sold from $184 to $235 to average from 750c to 790c/kg cwt. The over 30kg lambs sold to $243/head.
Merino lambs were $14 cheaper with the trade weights selling from $141 to $194 while heavy weight Merino lambs
over 24kg sold from $196 to $206/head.
Restocker lambs were $6 to $12 cheaper selling from $70 to $180 while first cross ewe lambs sold for $200/head. Hoggets sold to $213/head.
It was a mostly good quality yarding of mutton where most grades were $11 to $14/head cheaper.
Merino ewes sold from $92 to $223 while crossbred ewes sold from $119 to $250/head.
Merino wethers sold to $230/head. The restockers were very active paying from $117 to $200 for Merino ewes and $127 to $165/head for Merino wethers.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)