Report Date: 18th May 2022
Total Yarding: 9555
Lamb numbers lifted and the quality remains mixed with good numbers of lighter store lambs and only a limited number of prime medium and heavy trade weights. Heavy and extra heavy lambs were better supplied and there were only a small offering of trade weight Merinos. The market lifted $5 to $6/head on the trade and heavy weights with store lambs selling to very strong restocking competition.
Store lambs sold to $178/head for shorn second cross lambs and carcase prices exceeded 1000c/kg cwt. Trade lambs ranged from $143 to $198/head and averaged from 770c to 815c/kg cwt. Lambs 24 to 26kg cwt reached $206/head or 770c/kg cwt on average and heavy weights to 30kg $195 to $220/head and averaged 740c/kg. Extra heavy lambs reached $236/head. Best of the Merino trades reached $166/head or 680c/kg cwt.
Mutton numbers fell and the quality was mixed but prices lifted $20/head across most categories in the smaller yarding. Medium weight ewes $119 to $168/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $191 to $218 and Merino wethers reached $206/head. Carcase prices 600 to 650c/kg cwt on the medium and heavy weights.