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Naracoorte Sheep Market Report

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Meat & Livestock Australia Saleyard Reports

Report Date: 21st May 2024

Total Yarding: 6,774

Commentary

A small drop in lamb numbers to 5,124 and 1,650 sheep were yarded. Quality was mixed with a few pens of heavy lambs on offer. The usual buying group attended and operated with keenness in a generally firm market with heavy lambs attracting keen interest and restocker and feeder lambs well sort after. The medium and heavy trade weight lambs sold from $140 to $168 with heavy weight lambs selling from $195 to $223/head. Merino lambs mostly sold from $66 to $126/head and ranged from 500 to 570c/kg cwt. Restockers paid from $51 to $149 and from $10 to $60/head for lighter weights. The better presented dorper cross lambs sold from $130 to $172/head. The sheep offering covered all weights and grades and a mix of Merino and crossbred sheep on offer. The regular buying group operated in a slightly dearer market which saw sheep to $5/head stronger in places. Merino wethers sold to $95, Merino ewes sold to $115 and heavy crossbred ewes sol to a top of $%118/head.

Light lambs sold from $92 to $121/head and averaged 600c/kg cwt. Light trade weight lambs sold from $115 to $139/head to average 630c/kg cwt. Medium trade weight lambs sold from $140 to $156/head averaging 610c/kg cwt. Heavy trade weights sold from $152 to $168/head averaging 630c/kg cwt. Export weights sold from $170 to $190/head averaging 630c/kg cwt. Extra heavy weight lambs sold from $195 to $223/head averaging 625c/kg cwt. Hogetts sold from $42 to $78/head.

Light sheep sold from $32 to $33/head. Medium weight sheep sold from $33 to $80/head and averaged 325c for the Merino’s and 220c/kg for the lighter crossbreds. Heavy Merino’s sheep sold from $65 to $115, the Merino wethers sold to $95/head, heavy Merino sheep ranged from 300c to 330c/kg cwt. Crossbred ewes sold from $55 to $118/head ranging from 270c to 275c/kg cwt. Rams sold from $6 to $27/head.

Market Reporter – Graham Pymer.

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