Hamilton Sheep Market Report

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Report Date: 10th Aug 2022

Total Yarding: 5673

A substantial increase in numbers at Hamilton where agents yarded 5,673 head. The quality was much improved from last week and displayed more weight and evenness. The offering comprised of 4,561 lambs and 1,112 sheep. A larger field of buyers attended together with some store competition however, not all processers operated.

The market for lambs to the trade under 30kg were stronger by $5 to $10/head. Lambs over 30kg were dearer by $20 to $25/head. Lambs back to the paddock weighing between 10kg and 16kg were $20 to $30/head cheaper. Ewes to process were $5 to $10/head softer and wethers remained unchanged.

Light Lambs 12kg to 16kg sold between $32 and $85/head. Light trade lambs 18kg to 22kg made from $152 to $180/head to average between 790c and 824c/kg cwt. Medium trade lambs 22kg to 26kg made from $150 to $218/head averaging around 750c to 835/kg cwt. Heavy lambs sold to $240/head. Hoggetts made to $165/head

The small offering of sheep saw Merino ewes make to $170/head. Medium weight wethers sold to $137/head with heavy X-bred ewes selling to $168/head. General run of mutton to was selling to average between 510c and 648c/kg cwt.

Market Reporter, Chris Agnew.