Report Date: 15th Aug 2022
Total Yarding: 10620
Numbers lifted by1,640 this week with weights and grades to suit all buyer requirements. An increase in supply and quality across trade weight lambs together with enthusiastic domestic buyers resulted in some dearer trends. All the regular buyers together with restocker’s were present with dearer trends across the market.
Quality improved again on last week with additional numbers on offer and a premium paid for freshly shorn lots. Medium and heavy trade lambs jumped from $6 to $20 selling from $144 to $198/head, the top pens making up to 825c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs 25 and 26kg were very well supplied with strong competition over this category. Prices jumped $12 with lambs selling from $186 to $214/head. Competition was steady across the export lines and the quality was mixed. Prices were stronger with lifts of $5 to $9 with lambs over 30kg selling from $227 to $246/head.
Merino lambs continue to be well supplied and further very good quality supplementary fed lambs offered. Heavy and extra heavy lambs jumped another $14 selling from $167 to $196/head.
There was an increased supply of hoggets with the top Merino’s selling from $164 to $198/head. A mixed offering of Mutton sold to dearer trends with extra heavy Crossbred ewes gaining $4 selling from $178 to $188/head and extra heavy Merino ewes lifting $15 making from $158 to $174/head.
Market Reporter, Caroline Ronald.