Report Date: 17th May 2022
Total Yarding: 7000
Numbers reduced this week as agents offered 5,000 lambs and 2,000 sheep. Quality was again lacking as 2 score Merino’s continue to make up the bulk of the offering. Trade and restocker competition was erratic from the outset as the gains of the previous week were mostly lost across the market.
Store Merino and crossbred lambs eased $10 to $15/head as trade weights also eased by a similar amount as the extreme heavyweights were back $10 to $15/head. Mutton quality was again fair to good with prices mostly unchanged on the previous sale.
Extremely light older lambs sold from $84 to $132 as light weights ranged from $100 to $140/head. Light trade weights sold from $126 to $150 as medium weights ranged from $145 to $174/head. Trade weights sold from $156 to $178 with heavy weights selling to $188/head. Extreme heavy weights again from the Paskeville region estimated at 36kg/cwt topped the sale at $265/head. The few hoggetts on offer sold from $140 to $174/head.
Light ewes sold from $80 to $130 as heavy weights ranged from $150 to $168/head. Wethers on offer peaked at $168/head. Young Merino ewes sold to $178 with crossbreds selling to $216/head.
Market reporter : John Traeger.