Report Date: 18th May 2022
Total Yarding: 10000
Lamb supply increased by over 5,000, with 9,250 yarded including 1,400 Merino lambs. Sheep supply was up a little at 750 head. Quality ranged from average to very good with some excellent quality heavy lambs penned. The usual buying group attended and operated in a dearer market at times $5 to $15/head up on last week and more in places.
The medium and heavy trade weight lambs sold from $178 to $205 with extra heavy weights selling from $222 to $275/head. Medium and heavy Merino lambs sold from $131 to $171/head. Restockers and feeders from local areas and South Australia were active and paid from $89 to $192/head for another good result. Sheep sold to strong competition over the small yarding with crossbred ewes selling to $207/head. Merino ewes sold to $201 and Merino wethers selling at $194/head.
Light weight lambs sold from $82 to $126/head and averaged 730c/kg cwt. Light trade weight lambs sold from $150 to $171/head and averaged 770c/kg cwt. Medium trade weight lambs sold from $178 to $198/head and averaged 790c/kg cwt. Heavy trade weight lambs sold from $190 to $205/head and averaged 780c/kg cwt. Export weight lambs sold from $208 to $225/head and averaged 730c/kg cwt. The extra heavy weight lambs sold from $222 to $275/head. Light and medium weight lambs sold from $115 to $165 with the heavier weights selling from $169 to $171/head ranging from 650c to 690c/kg cwt. Hogetts sold to $160/head.
Light weight sheep sold to $135/head. Medium weight sheep sold from $137 to $166/head, with Merino sheep averaging 620c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $151 to $201/head. Merino wethers sold to $194/head where the heavy sheep averaged 555c to 655c/kg cwt. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $151 to $207/head and ranged from 500c to 595c/kg cwt. Rams sold from $6 to $138/head.
Market Reporter; Graham Pymer.