SHEEP AND LAMB REPORT
Following at least half an inch of rain and more in some areas numbers were back by almost 7,500 lambs. It was a plain yarding with the bulk of the lambs being light weight new season lambs suitable only for the restockers. There were just a few pens of neat trade lambs and just the one pen of heavy weights. It was a typical wet weather market.
Light weight lambs to the processors were $14 plus dearer with the 12kg to 18kg 2 scores selling from $90 to $148/head.
The few trade lambs were $20 dearer with the trade weight new season lambs selling from $159 to $190 while the trade weight old lambs sold from $140 to $211/head.
The single pen of heavy weight lambs were firm selling for $215/head. A few pens of trade weight Merino lambs were also $20 dearer selling from $138 to $173/head.
Restocker lambs were $8 to $14 dearer with the better types selling from $100 to $159, while very young lambs sold from $46 to $80/head. Hoggets sold to $190/head.
It was a fair to good quality yarding of mutton where the light weight sheep were $6 to $11 dearer and the heavy weight sheep were up to
$14/head dearer compared to the previous sales cheaper.
The 2 score ewes sold from $57 to $116, while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from $110 to $196 for Merinos and $188/head for crossbreds.