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MONDAY,  17 JANUARY 2022

YARDING          8000            LAMB            5900           SHEEP             2100
CHANGE             NQ            CHANGE          NQ           CHANGE           NQ

It was a small market for the first sale leading into 2022. The quality was mixed a selection of well finished lambs from each agent tapering
off quickly into a large offering of store types. Most buyers were present, however, not operating fully. Due to the small number’s prices
were generally strong where the quality was good.

Domestic processors were all operating with lambs from 21 to 24kg selling from $180 to $222 averaging keen to operate leading into the
Christmas break with most trade weight new season lambs gaining $3 to $10/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs sold from $191 to
$220/head averaging 886c/kg cwt. Competition was reasonable from domestic and export processors with heavy lambs selling from $218 to
$228/head. One export processor dominated the heavy export types paying from $230 to $274/head to average 786c/kg cwt for lambs over
30kg.

Restocker’s were strong operating on a significant offering of light lambs suitable to turnout. Lambs from 12 to 18kg sold from $151 to
$183/head.

A mixed quality offering of mutton was available to processor’s with the market staying firm, mutton averaging from 600c to 650c/kg cwt.
Extra heavy crossbred ewes sold from $168 to $224/head.

Mutton numbers were strong with weights and grades to suit all buying types. The market was $10 to $20 dearer with heavy cross bred ewes
selling from $184 to $228 and heavy weight Merino ewes sold up to $229/head.