PRIME SHEEP & LAMB REPORT
It was a fair quality yarding with good numbers of heavy weight lambs along with a few pens of good trade weights. There were larger numbers of lambs lacking bloom and finish along with a couple of consignments of only fair quality Merinos.
Trade lambs were $6 to $8 cheaper selling from $145 to $198/head to average between 780c and 810c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs finished $7 cheaper with the 24kg to 30kg lambs selling from $186 to $235/head to average 765c/kg cwt. The lambs over 30kg sold from $236 to $270/head to average 725c/kg cwt. Merino lambs were $3 to $7 cheaper with the trade weights selling from $140 to $193, while a pen of heavy weight Merino lambs sold for $201/head.
Restocker lambs were $6 dearer with the crossbreds selling from $124 to $192 while two pens of first cross ewe lambs sold to the restockers for $200 and $252/head. Merino lambs to the restockers from $70 to $194/head. Hoggets sold to $250/head.
It was a mostly good quality yarding of mutton where the Merino sheep were up to $17 cheaper and the crossbreds were up to $20/head cheaper.
Merino ewes sold from $98 to $231 while the crossbred ewes sold from $160 to $255/head.
Merino wethers sold from $135 to $225/head. Dorper wethers sold to $240/head.
Carcase prices ranged from 600c to 660c/kg cwt. The restockers paid from $172 to $207 for White Dorper and Aussie White ewes.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia.)