Report Date: 29th November 2023
Total Yarding: 5,490
Numbers remained steady and quality was good across most grades with the shorn new season lambs in top condition. There were mainly trade and heavy weights penned along with a significant increase in supply of store lambs. All the buyers were present and operating and competition was strong resulting in a dearer market.
New season lambs to the restockers were generally much dearer and up to $20 in places and sold from $20 to $92/head. Medium and heavy trade weight lambs were $6 to $8/head dearer and averaged from 490c to 520c/kg cwt. Most heavy trade weight 23 to 24kg sold from $118 to $130/head.
Heavy weight lambs were dearer by $7 to $12/head and averaged 540c/kg cwt. Heavy weights sold from $135 to $139 while extra heavy weight lambs sold from $130 to $170.20/head.
Mutton numbers increased and quality improved with some larger runs of heavy well conditioned ewes while prices lifted $12 to $35/head. Heavy first cross ewes sold from $53 to $98/head or 205c to 260c/kg cwt.
Market Reporter, Rob Pearce.