Report Date: 10th Aug 2022
Total Yarding: 5650
Lamb supply lifted to 3,300 and sheep numbers were up at 2,350/head. Quality was mixed but with good quality pens over all weights. The regular buying group attended and operated keenly in a dearer market, at times to $20/head up on select pens. The medium and heavy trade weight lambs sold from $188 to $212, with heavy weights selling to $242/head. Merino lambs mostly sold from $135 to $180/head. A pen of new season young lambs sold at $196/head. Restockers and feeders paid from $93 to $155/head. Increased sheep numbers saw most weights and grades offered. Sheep sold to a dearer trend with more competition this week. Merino ewes sold to $193, Merino wethers made to $184 and crossbred ewes sold to $165/head.
Light weight lambs sold to $129/head and averaged 795c/kg cwt. Light trade weight lambs sold from $141 to $184/head and averaged 780c/kg cwt. Medium trade weight lambs sold from $182 to $202/head to average 790c/kg cwt. Heavy trade weight lambs sold from $199 to $212, with the export weights selling from $219 to $235/head and averaging 770c/kg cwt. Extra heavy weight lambs sold from $230 to $242/head. Light weight Merino lambs sold from $97 to $140 with heavier weights selling from $145 to $170/head and averaging 670c to 700c/kg cwt. Hogetts sold from $92 to $165/head.
Light weight sheep sold from $75 to $98/head to average 500c/kg cwt. Medium weight sheep sold from $112 to $145/head and averaged 595c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $152 to $193 with the wethers selling from $136 to $184/head, the heavy Merino sheep ranging from 540c to 575c/kg cwt. Crossbred ewes sold from $155 to $165/head. Rams ranged from $48 to $170/head.
Market Reporter, Graham Pymer.