Report Date: 10th Aug 2022
Total Yarding: 9010
It was a mostly plain quality yarding with a large percentage of the yarding presenting in dry condition showing the effects of the winter. There were only odd pens of ideal trade lambs and well finished heavy weight lambs mixed throughout the yarding. Not all the usual buyers were in attendance with both northern and southern processors absent.
The very best of the shorn trade lambs were close to firm though the bulk of the trade lambs were up to $19/head cheaper with a great deal of buyer resistance on any of the woolly lambs yarded. Trade lambs sold from $110 to $185 to average between 630c and 690c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs were firm to $5 cheaper with the lambs over 24kg selling from $150 to $200/head to average 655c/kg cwt. Restocker lambs were around firm selling from $50 to $125/head. The feeders paid from $85 to $148 for lambs to go into the feedlot. Hoggets sold to $180/head.
It was a mixed yarding of mutton where most grades were $3 to $7/head cheaper. Merino ewes sold from $99 to $140 while crossbred ewes sold from $112 to $200 with the heavy weights averaging between 440c and 490c/kg cwt. Merino wethers sold from $116 to $143/head. Two pens of very light crossbred ewes sold for $25 and $26 while a pen of Merino ewes sold to the restockers for $61/head.
Market Reporter, David Monk.