Report Date: 18th May 2022
Total Yarding: 859
Numbers remained the same as last week at the Warwick sheep sale with 859 total which included 693 lambs and 166 grown sheep. The quality and finish of the trade and heavy weight lambs improved which saw prices lift on these lines. Light weight ewe lambs again meet very strong competition from the large panel of restockers present. The regular processors, wholesalers and butchers were present and operating along with several feeder operators.
Light weight lambs to restockers averaged $138 and sold to $141/head. Ewe lambs in the 18-20kg range made $207 with the wether portion selling to feeder operators at $165 to average $158/head. Butcher weight lambs averaged $182 and sold to $199/head. Trade weight lambs to the wholesale meat market made $214 to average $210/head. Heavy lambs to processors sold to $250 and averaged $219/head.
Well presented heavy hoggets to processors averaged $213 and made to $219/head. Light conditioned ewes sold for $127 to average $103/head. Good young wethers averaged $161 and sold to $186/head. Full mouth dorper rams to restockers made $300/head. Ewes and lambs sold for $242/unit.
Market Reporter; Errol Luck.