Yarding 13880 Lamb 8210 Sheep 5760
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Agents penned lower numbers again today. The quality was mixed with the bulk of the yarding plain and lacking weight. Restockers were keen to participate in the market across store lambs and well bred ewes again and feedlot buyers showed more presence today on the 18- 22kg lamb portion. The regular field of buyers were present operating in a fluctuating market in places due to the mixed quality.
The bulk of the new season lambs offered were trade weights suiting the domestic and export processors with minimal pens weighing over 26kg. Light and medium trade lambs, 18-22kg sold to the regular supermarket competition from $144 and $166/head with mixed price trends.
Heavy trade, 22-24kg, eased $1 remaining steady making from $164 to $187/head to average 726c/kg cwt. Domestic and export processors were steady on the heavy lambs, with prices easing up to $2 selling from $174 to $189/head. Export buyers were keen to take home the small offering of export types with prices gaining up to $2, selling from $194 to $230/head, to average 728c/kg cwt. Strong competition from restockers resulted in processors paying up to $7/head more on the light lambs for 12-18kg. The bulk sold from $111 to $148/head. Lambs weighing from 18-22kg were keenly sort after by lotfeeders, selling from $139 to $161 and the store lamb portion returning to the paddock, making from $111 to $138/head.
A mixed selection of heavy and trade weight mutton was available with buyers selling in a firm to softer market. Well finished heavy 4 score crossbred ewes made from $148 to $204, to average 558c/kg cwt easing $1/head. The Merino 4 score ewes reached $195 and the 2 and 3 score ewes sold from $77 to $142/head.