PRIME SHEEP REPORT
It was a mixed quality yarding with once again good numbers of heavy weight lambs although trade quality was back. There were also some good runs of new season lambs and some very good Merino lambs yarded along with fair numbers of plainer types. Not all the regular buyers attended with a major local export processor closed.
Trade lambs finished firm to $5 dearer selling from $142 to $250/head to average between 875c and 925c/kg cwt. Trade weight new season lambs were up to $15 dearer selling from $165 to $257/head.
Heavy weight lambs were firm to $4 dearer with the 24 to 30kg lambs selling from $220 to $286/head.
Lambs over 30kg sold from $280 to $314/head. Merino lambs finished $12 dearer with the trade weights selling from $138 to $215, while the heavier weight Merinos sold from $200 to $260/head.
Restocker lambs sold at similar rates with new season lambs going back to the paddock making from $157 to $177/head.
Hoggets sold to $223/head.
It was a mostly good quality yarding of mutton where the Merino sheep were firm and crossbreds were $6 to $12/head cheaper. Merino ewes sold from $102 to $227 while the crossbred ewes sold from $120 to $215/head. Merino wethers sold from $104 to $233/head.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)