PRIME SHEEP REPORT
Numbers lifted by 12,000 for the largest sale in Dubbo for some time. It was a pretty good quality yarding with good numbers of heavy and trade weight lambs throughout. There were large numbers of Merino lambs yarded along with odd pens of new season lambs.
Not all the usual buyers were operating with a major trade buyer absent.
Trade lambs were $12 to $15 cheaper selling from $145 to $245/head to average between 880c and 950c/kg cwt. Trade weight new season lambs sold from $176 to $240/head.
Heavy weight lambs finished firm to $4 cheaper, with the 24 to 30kg lambs selling from $225 to $294/head to average 950c/kg cwt.
Lambs over 30kg sold from $288 to $320/head to average 935c/kg cwt.
Merino lambs were $14 cheaper with the trade weights selling from $145 to $214, while the heavier Merino lambs sold from $200 to $258/head. New season lambs to the restockers sold from $174 and $208 and first cross ewe lambs sold to the restockers sold to $259/head. Hoggets sold to a top of $230/head.
There were some good runs of sheep in a mostly good quality yarding where most grades were $6 to $10/head cheaper. Merino ewes sold from $110 to $250 while crossbred ewes sold from $142 to $233/head.
Merino wethers sold from $136 to $230/head. Crossbred wethers sold to $256/head.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)