PRIME SHEEP REPORT
It was a plainer quality yarding with a fair percentage of the lambs lacking freshness and finish. There were still good numbers of heavy weight lambs along with the odd pen of neat trade and Merino lambs. A full field of buyers were in attendance including the return of a major supermarket operator.
Restocker lambs were dearer selling from $120 to $178/head.
The very best of the trade lambs sold a little dearer while most sold firm, making from $153 to $213/head to average from 800c to 810c/kg cwt.
Trade weight Merino lambs sold from $148 to $191 while the heavier weight Merinos sold from $195 to $215/head.
Heavy weight lambs were also firm compared to the sale of two weeks ago.
The 24 to 30kg lambs sold from $195 to $231/head to average from 745c to 785c/kg cwt.
Lambs over 30kg sold from $224 to $265/head, to average 735c/kg cwt.
Hoggets sold to $240/head.
Most grades were represented in a mostly good quality yarding of mutton where all grades were $13 to $20/head dearer.
Merino ewes sold from $81 to $228 while crossbred ewes sold from $132 to $240/head.
Merino wethers sold from $155 to $210 while crossbred wethers sold to $245/head.
Restockers paid from $155 to $206/head for mixed age Merino ewes SIL to White Suffolk rams.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)