Farm Tender

Both Sheep and Lambs firm to slightly dearer at Ballarat

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Ag Tech News
  • Jun 16, 2020
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Yarding - 23,490 (-11,572).
Lambs - 15,126 (-13,655).
Sheep - 8364 (+2083).

Lambs numbers decreased this week to 15,126 yarded. The quality was plain to excellent, all the usual buying group attended and operated fully in a strong market to be firm to $5 dearer on the neat trade lambs and up to $10 softer on the heavy export lambs with a top of $305/head.

Lambs back to the paddock sold from $120 to $200/head. Light lambs suiting MK orders sold from $133 to $178/head. Trade lambs, 18 to 22kg,sold from $173 to $208/head. Lambs, 22 to 24kg, sold from $208 to $223/head, with a range of 862c to 981c to average around 940c/kg cwt.4 score lambs, 24 to 26kg, sold from $211 to $231/head. Heavy export lambs, 26 to 30kg, lambs sold from $226 to $251/head and over 30kg lambs, sold from $249 to $305/head. Merino lambs over 18kg sold from $150 to $208/head.

Sheep yarding of 8,364. The quality was very good, with plenty of weight on offer across the yarding in a firm to slightly dearer market in places. Light weight sheep sold from 106 to $156/head. Medium weight sheep sold from $130 to $187/head. Heavy sheep, 24 to 30kg, sold from $168 to $220/head and over 30kg types sold from $222 to $271/head. Heavy Merino ewes averaged 730c and heavy crossbred ewes averaged 685c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino wethers sold from $193 to $240 and medium weights sold from $140 to $168/head to average 715c/kg cwt. Merino rams sold to $135 and crossbred rams sold to $71/head.