Report Date: 27th November 2023
Total Yarding: 2,400
Lamb numbers increased while sheep supply remained steady. There was a good supply of new season lambs in condition to suit restockers. There was a limited supply in condition to suit processors. It was a very mixed quality penning of old lambs. All regular processors were in attendance along with good local restocker competition.
Buoyed by the good recent rains restocker demand was very strong through the young lambs with market trends considerably dearer throughout. All classes recording significant gains. The well finished lambs suitable to the trade also posted strong gains with the heavier weight classes seeing the best of it. Heavy weight old lambs were also keenly sought and sold to dearer trends with some weight related increases at the top end of the market.
The quality of the sheep on offer was also very mixed as was condition. Limited supply saw competition between processors strong as they struggled to secure requirements. Light and medium weight sheep sold to dearer trends with some classes posting good improvements. The well finished heavy weights were keenly sought to show significant improvement along with some weight related price increases.