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SA Livestock Exchange Sheep Report

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Report Date: 21st May 2024

Total Yarding: 11,000

Commentary

Quality was extremely mixed as numbers increased with 9,000 lambs and 2,000 sheep on offer. Score 2 Merino lambs were yarded in large numbers with prime crossbreds limited in numbers. The best of the crossbred lambs sold generally firm on the previous week’s sale as the best crossbred and Merino store lambs sold marginally dearer as all other classes sold to weaker demand. Competition came from the usual trade and processor buyers along with limited restocker demand.

Extremely light lambs sold from $10 to $95 as light lambs ranged from $60 to $105.
Light trade weights sold from $104 to $135 as trade weights ranged from $104 to $135 with heavyweights selling from $145 to $146. The few extreme heavy weights sold from $160 to a top of $212/head. Hoggets were also yarded in large numbers with these making from $20 to $80/head. Medium ewe mutton sold from $37 to $50 as heavy weights ranged from $58 to $100 with the few wethers on offer selling from $65 to $76/head. Ram lambs sold from $15 to $88/head.
Market reporter: John Traeger.

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