PRIME SHEEP & LAMB REPORT
With up to 25mm of weekend rain, numbers were back by almost 8,300. It was mostly a good quality yarding with a good selection of both trade and heavy weight new season lambs along with good numbers of heavy weight old lambs both crossbreds and Merinos.
A full field of buyers were operating in a solid market.
Trade weight new season lambs were $10 dearer selling from $152 to $185/head to average between 700c and 720c/kg cwt. Trade weight old lambs were up to $12 dearer selling from $136 to $182/head.
Heavy weight lambs were $7 to $9 dearer with the old lambs weighing 24 to 30kg selling from $173 to $205, while the lambs over 30kg sold from $200 to $228/head to average between 640c and 700c/kg cwt.
New season lambs over 24kg sold from $175 to $214/head. Merino lambs were up to $13 dearer with the trade weights selling from $132 to $175 while the heavy weight Merinos sold from $155 to $205/head.
The restockers paid $202 and $208 for first cross ewe lambs and hoggets sold to $170/head.
There were some outstanding sheep penned in a good quality yarding of mutton where the Merino sheep were $3 cheaper, and the crossbreds were up to $20/head cheaper. Merino ewes sold from $95 to $164 while the crossbred ewes sold from $115 to $175/head. White Dorper ewes sold to $182 and Merino wethers sold to $200/head.
The restockers paid from $120 to $168 for Merino ewes and from $122 to $150/head for White Dorper and Aussie White ewes.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)