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Hamilton Sheep Report

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Report Date: 18th May 2022

Total Yarding: 16800

Agents yarded 10,191 lambs at Hamilton and 6,609 sheep. There was a sharp swing around in the quality of lambs offered this week with more weight overall and there was not the tail end lambs on offer that there has been. A near full field of buyers with stronger store competition competed In a market that was dearer by $5 to $10/head for medium trade lambs. Light trades were up to $15/head stronger with restocking lambs back to the paddock $30/head dearer and more in places. Extra heavy lambs over 30/kg were firm.

Light Lambs 12kg to 16kg sold from $66 to $148/head. Light trade lambs 18kg to 22kg made from $145 to $182/head averaging between 760c and 840c/kg cwt. Medium trade lambs 22kg to 26 kg made from $166 to $210/head averaging around 760c to 800/kg cwt. Heavy lambs sold to $240/head and Hoggets sold to$162/head.

Competition for sheep remained very strong over all categories to be $20 per head dearer and more in places. Heavy cross bred ewes made to $260 with the well covered Merino ewes making between $135 and $198/head to average 680c to 740c/kg cwt. Merino wethers sold from $141 to $221/head to average between 700c to 780c/kg cwt.

Due to technical issues individual prices for sheep are not available.

Market Reporter; Chris Agnew.