Report Date: 29th November 2023
Total Yarding: 568
Numbers increased by 1,215 head at Warwick with 1,209 lambs and 574 grown sheep penned. The yarding was dominated by dry young store lambs which sold to cheaper prices however due to the lack of better finished trade and heavy lambs prices lifted by $5 to $10/head across these lines. All the regular buyers were in attendance along with a large panel of onlookers.
Young lambs in the 12-16kg range to restockers eased by $1.50 and sold to $66 to average $35/head. Prime young lambs over 16kg to the wholesale meat trade averaged $86 and sold to $92 with those over 20kg topping at $131/head. Lightweight lambs to restockers eased by $9/head averaging $61 and selling to $75/head. Light trade lambs made $130 to average $121 up by $5/head. Heavy lambs to processors sold to $146 and averaged $138 up by $9/head.
Heavy hoggets to processors lifted by $10 and sold to $92/head. Light weight plain ewes sold from $15 to $38/head. Heavy ewes sold from $35 to $55 with the occasional sale to $80/head. Heavy wethers sold to $60/head. Ram lambs to the wholesale meat trade averaged $77 and sold to $80/head. A large run of young ram lambs returning to the paddock sold from $15 to $18/head.
Market Reporter Errol Luck.