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Horsham Lamb Market Report

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Meat & Livestock Australia Saleyard Reports

CBH Fertiliser

Report Date: 17th April  2024

Total Yarding: 8,900

Commentary

Lamb and sheep numbers eased this week with 5,550 lambs yarded. quality was mostly good with one of the better yarding’s of heavy weight lambs seen for some time. Most of the regular buying group attended and operated in a market generally to $10/head easier on the medium and heavy lambs and $10 to $20/head on the lighter plainer types. Medium and heavy trade weight lambs sold from $125 to $160 with heavy weight lambs selling from $184 to $230/head. Restocker’s were active and paid from $57 to $150 for lambs and from $5 to $60/head for lighter weights. They paid from $70 to $90 for unshorn young lambs and paid $24 to $65/head for Merino lambs, and paid to $80/head for crossbred ewes. Hogetts sold from $51 to $72/head. The reduced sheep offering of 3,550/head covered all weights and grades with several pens of heavy Merino wethers penned. Sheep sold at reduced levels being mostly to $20/head easier and more in places. A few pens of very light conditioned Merino ewes were passed in. Merino ewes sold to $73, Merino wethers sold to $85 and heavy crossbred ewes sold to $68/head.

Light lambs sold from $57 to $80/head. Light trade weight lambs sold from $104 to $115/head to average 545c/kg cwt. Medium trade weight lambs sold from $125 to $160/head and averaged 585c/kg cwt. Heavy trade weight lambs sold from $$150 to $160/head to average 590c.kg cwt. Export weight lambs sold from $166 to $188/head and averaged 610c/kg cwt. Extra heavy weights sold from $184 to $230/head to average 600c/kg cwt. Merino lambs sold from $66 to $100/head averaging 450c/kg cwt.

Light sheep sold from $5 to $34/head. Medium weight sheep sold from $22 to $55/head averaging from 170c to 190c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino sheep sold from $53 to $73, with the Merino wethers selling from $48 to $85/head, the heavy Merino sheep averaging from 200c to 210c/kg cwt. Crossbred ewes sold from $44 to $68/head from 150c to 185c/kg cwt.

Market Reporter – Graham Pymer.

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