Report Date: 17th May 2022
Total Yarding: 6779
Numbers eased a little as agents yarded 5,887 lambs and 892 sheep to total a combined 6,779 head overall. These sold to the usual field of trade and processor buyers along with a number of active restocker orders. Quality was very mixed from light store types up to extra heavy lots off feed with everything in between on offer as both the sheep and lamb markets sold to mainly dearer rates this week.
Light lambs to the trade made from mostly $80 to $164 as the lightweight trade types returned from $160 to $168/head. Restockers sourced crossbred lambs from $117 to $164 and merinos from $83 to $126/head. Trade weight 3 score lambs made from $157 to $178/head to range from mainly 740c to 780c/kg cwt with a lift of $4 to $6/head. Heavy lambs were well supplied as they made from $180 to $212 with the extra heavy lots making from $211 to the high of $244/head.
Hoggets ranged from $96 to $176 as light sheep sold from $95 to $118/head. Medium weighted sheep made from $118 to $144 with the heavy pens ranging from $152 to the high of $215/head. A small offering of wethers made $212 as rams ranged from $65 to $121/head.
Market reporter; Peter Kerr.