PRIME SHEEP REPORT
As the better season continues, good mobs continue coming in with another top quality yarding of lambs. There were good numbers of properly finished crossbred and Merino lambs along with better numbers of new season lambs. The usual buyers were in attendance along with the return of a couple of southern export processors.
Trade weight new season lambs finished $2 to $5 dearer selling from $141 to $175 to average between 680c and 735c/kg cwt. Trade weight
older lambs were $6 to $10 dearer selling from $133 to $170/head.
Heavy weight lambs finished $4 to $6 dearer with the 24kg to 30kg lambs selling from $152 to $216 while the lambs over 30kg sold to $233/head.
Heavy weight new season lambs sold from $168 to $183/head.
Merino lambs were $8 to $10 dearer with the trade weights selling from $122 to $166 while the heavy weight Merinos over 24kg sold from
$150 to $190/head.
The restockers paid $225 and $240 for first cross ewe lambs and from $150 to $220/head for Merino ewe lambs to be grown out to be breeders. Hoggets sold to $180/head.
There were some outstanding lines of heavy weight sheep yarded in a good quality penning of mutton.
The light and medium weight sheep
were firm while the heavy weights were up to $14/head dearer with quality a factor.
Merino ewes sold from $90 to $190 while crossbred ewes sold from $115 to $188/head. White Dorper ewes sold to $170 and Merino wethers sold to $182/head. The restockers were very active paying from $111 to $190 for Merino ewes to breed on with.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)