Report Date: 12th May 2022
Total Yarding: 4000
Small yarding in wet conditions. There was just a few bigger lines of lambs off feed, with most of the yarding presented in smaller penlots of mixed quality. Not all the regular buyers attended and the market did fluctuate around quality and number in a pen. There was some stronger price outcomes for the best heavy and trade lambs compared to a fortnight ago. However overall price results for many lamb categories tended to be dragged down by the mixed quality.
One pen of extra heavy crossbred lambs reached $250 with the next best price $233/head. The few pens of export lambs over 30kg cwt were estimated at 708c/kg cwt. A few pens of well presented lambs in the 26-30kg cwt category sold to $232/head at an estimated cost of 750 to 760c/kg cwt to processors, however plainer types were discounted. The general run of trade lambs $160 to $190/head. Merino lambs had mixed results, with one large line passed-in by auctioneers.
A very limited yarding of sheep was offered. Price results were in the range of recent markets on a c/kg basis.
Market reporter: Jenny Kelly