MONDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2020
YARDING 11724 LAMB 9793 SHEEP 1931
CHANGE -4199 CHANGE -3197 CHANGE -1002
Agents penned reduced numbers with new season lambs dominating the yarding this week. The quality was very good across the lamb
yarding with additional new season light lambs on offer. A number of regular buyers were absent due to being turned around at the NSW and
VIC border, with Covid-19 restrictions making it impossible for some to cross. Lack of competition across most lines resulted in prices
softening across most of the market.
Trade weight new season lambs were well presented. Light and medium weights were in good supply making from $130 to $156/head. A
limited number of domestic processors operated on the heavy trade lambs 22 to 24kg selling between $155 and $164/head, averaging
667c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs made from $162 and $168/head. Heavy export type lambs were in better supply, lambs 26 to 30kg sold from $166
and $178, while over 30kg lambs reached $184/head.
Despite limited competition old lambs sold in a generally firm market. Lambs weighing 22 to 26kg made from $137 to $160/head. Over 30kg
lambs sold up to $190/head, or 564c/kg cwt. Merino lambs were firm selling to $178/head.
Mutton numbers were small and competition was low. Generally mutton was $5 to $10 cheaper across all categories. Heavy cross bred ewes
made up to $166 and heavy merinos reached $165/head. Medium sheep sold between $138 and $145/head.
Please note that due to COVID-19 related constraints this market report has been compiled without physical MLA attendance at the saleyard.