Report Date: 16th May 2022
Total Yarding: 7400
With the wet weather and following the much cheaper market in the previous sale numbers were back by 12,500. It was only a small sale but those that were yarded were mostly very good with once again a large percentage of heavy weight lambs penned and only odd pens of trade weights. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating in a stronger market.
Trade lambs were $14 dearer selling from $150 to $200 to average between 790c and 840c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs were $8 to $10 dearer with the 24kg to 30kg lambs selling from $198 to $230 to average between 755c and 795c/kg cwt. The lambs over 30kg sold from $247 to $261 to average 730c/kg cwt. Merino lambs were also dearer with light trade weights selling to $160/head. Limited numbers of restocker lambs were $6 to $10 dearer selling from $126 to $160/head. Hoggets sold to $213/head.
Most grades were represented in a mixed yarding of mutton where most grades were $14 to $20/head dearer. Merino ewes sold from $96 to $216 while crossbred ewes sold from $95 to $247/head. Merino wethers sold from $105 to $185/head. Carcass prices for the better sheep ranged from 580c to 650c/kg cwt. The restockers paid $148 for a pen of Merino ewes and $212 for a pen of first cross ewes.
Market Reporter; David Monk.