Farm Tender

Ballarat market like Bendigo, bit of a mixed bag

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Ag Tech News
  • Jun 24, 2020
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Yarding - 20,492 (-2998).
Lambs - 17,038 (+1912).
Sheep - 3454 (-4910).

There were 17,000 lambs of mixed quality yarded. All the usual buying ground attended and most operated fully in a firm to dearer market on the very neat trade lamb to be $5/head dearer, slightly cheaper for the plainer woolly types. Heavy trades were firm to $5 dearer and extra heavy over 30kg cwt to $10/head softer.

Lambs sold back to paddock sold from $131 to $190/head. Light lambs suiting MK orders sold from $131 to $180/head. Trade lambs, 18 to 22kg,sold from $171 to $218/head. Lambs, 22 to 24kg, sold from $196 to $222/head, ranging from 839c to 991c to average around 920c to940c/kg cwt. 4 score lambs, 24 to 26kg, sold from $211 to $228/head, making from 832c to 892c/kg cwt. Heavy 26 to 30kg lambs sold from$223 to $254 and over 30kg lambs sold from $236 to $291/head. Merino lambs over 18kg sold from $155 to $198/head.

3,500 sheep yarded. The quality was plain to good, not all the buying group were operating fully. Light weight sheep sold from 100 to $130/head. Medium weight sheep sold from $126 to $160/head. Heavy sheep, 24 to 30kg, sold from $156 to $200 and over 30kg types sold from $194 to $240/head. Heavy Merino ewes averaged 690c, and heavy crossbred ewes averaged 640c/kg cwt. Medium and Heavy Merino wethers sold from $170 to $215/head to average around 685c/kg cwt. Merino rams sold to $163 and crossbred rams sold to $77/head.