Report Date: 16th May 2022
Total Yarding: 3450
There was a reduced penning in both the sheep and the lambs. It was a fair to good quality penning of lambs with medium and heavy weights well represented. There was a small supply of extra heavy weights and a fair supply of plainer light weights. The usual buyers were in attendance.
There was increased restocker activity on the plainer condition light weight lambs. This resulted in those lighter weight classes selling to dearer trends. The well finished lambs met with varied demand. Those up to 24kg dressed met strong competition to sell on a firm to slightly dearer market trend. The heavier weight classes saw demand weaken, this resulted in cheaper trends of $4 to $9/head.
Plain condition sheep made up the bulk of the sheep offering. There were quite a few Merino sheep carrying plenty of wool, some almost full wool. The market was strong throughout with skin values contributing to price improvement in places.
Market reporter; James Armitage.