Report Date: 28th November 2023
Total Yarding: 5,363
Numbers halved today from last weeks sale mainly due to less volumes of older sheep while lamb numbers only dropped by around 600 head. Trade and heavy Lambs were again in Limited supply against the volume of secondary lambs and large drafts of Merino store lambs. Most lamb categories sold to a slightly dearer trend and well-bred Merino ewes with a reasonable skin length were keenly sought by graziers competing against processors.
Store lambs were making from $8 to $69 while light lambs were selling from $53 to $98/head. Trade lambs returned $80 to $129 and heavy lambs realized $137/head. Most midrange ram lambs sold between $40 to $76 with one pen reaching $117/head.
The best Merino wethers made $46 and Dorper wethers topped out at $62/head. Better Merino ewe hoggets started at $40 up to $60 with a fleece and the heaviest Crossbred hoggets sold to $43/head.
Boner ewes ranged from $5 to $25, medium ewes from $19 to $31 and heavy ewes with a fleece sold to $45/head. Younger rams were selling up to $51 while mature rams returned $10 to $38/head.
Market Reporter Terry Birkin.