Yarding: 26,359

It was a mixed yarding with once again large numbers of very light new season lambs as growers make the decision to sell due to the season.
There were odd pens of well finished lambs crop or grain assisted along with only odd pens of heavy weights.
The market was erratic.
Light weight lambs to the processors were firm to $3 dearer with the 12-18kg 2 scores selling from $100 to $145/head. Trade lambs finished $5 to $6 cheaper for the lighter weights and up to $12/head cheaper for the heavier weights.
The trade weight new season lambs sold from $140 to $200/head to average from 780c to 820c/kg cwt. Trade weight old lambs sold from $145 to $200/head.
Heavy weight lambs were up to $20 cheaper with the over 22kg 4 score old lambs selling from $184 to $240/head.
Limited numbers of Merino lambs were close to firm with the trade weights selling from $140 to $172 while a pen of heavy weight Merinos sold for $206/head. Lambs to the restockers were $5 cheaper with the better new season lambs selling from $85 to $137 while very young lambs sold from $28 to $65/head.
Hoggets sold to $205/head.

Most grades were represented in a mixed yarding of mutton where the light and medium weight sheep were $4 to $6 dearer and the heavy sheep were $5 to $9/head cheaper. 2 score ewes sold from $80 to $124 while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from $105 to $208 for Merinos and $201/head for crossbreds. Merino wethers sold to $210/head.

(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)

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