Yarding: 15,826

With no rain since the last sale and hot windy conditions the quality of the yarding was similar with large numbers of very light lambs all being sold due to lack of feed and water.
There was however some top heavy trade and heavy weight shorn lambs mixed throughout.
Not all the regular buyers were operating with some operators commencing next week.
Light weight lambs to the processors were $6 cheaper with the 12-18kg 2 scores selling from $74 to $132/head. Trade lambs were $2 to $5 cheaper with the few new season lambs selling from $135 to $160, while trade weight old lambs sold from $135 to $177/head, to average from 680c to 730c/kg cwt.

Heavy weight lambs were firm with the over 24kg 4 score old lambs selling from $172 to $203/head.
Lambs to the restockers were cheaper with quality a factor. The better lambs to the restockers sold from $64 to $130 while very young lambs sold from $25 to $59/head. Very young Merino lambs sold down to $21/head.
Hoggets sold to $170/head.

There was some very good sheep along with plainer types in a mixed mutton yarding where the plainer light weight sheep were $3 to $5 dearer and the better medium and heavy weight sheep regained the pre-Christmas fall lifting by up to $25/head.
Merino ewes sold from $38 to $186 while the crossbred ewes sold from $40 to $177/head.
Very heavy White Dorper ewes topped at $198 and merino wethers sold to $183/head.
Carcase prices for the better sheep sold from 545c to 610c/kg cwt.

(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)

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