Farm Tender

Heavy Lambs off and Sheep firm at Ballarat

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Ag Tech News
  • Jun 09, 2020
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Yarding - 35,062 (+13,528).
Lambs - 28,781 (+12,888).
Sheep - 6281 (+640).

Lambs numbers increased this week to 28,700 yarded. The quality was excellent, with most of the yarding coming off feed with plenty of weight on offer across the yarding. All the usual buying group attended and operated in a very softer market to see heavy lambs $10 to $15 softer, with a top of $332/head. Trade lambs were firm to $8/head softer.

Lambs back to paddock sold from $158 to $210/head. Light lambs suiting MK orders sold from $147 to $184/head. Trade lambs, 18 to 22kg,sold from $185 to $210/head. Lambs, 22 to 24kg, sold from $199 to $229/head, making from 873c to 965c to average around 940c/kg cwt. 4score lambs, 24 to 26kg, sold from $208 to $232/head. Heavy 26 to 30kg lambs sold from $222 to $278 and over 30kg lambs sold from $245to $338/head. Merino lambs over 18kg sold from $155 to $216/head.

Sheep yarding of 6,200. The quality was very good. There were very good lines of Merino mutton with plenty of weight on offer across the yarding. The market was mostly firm. Light weight sheep sold from $76 to $137/head. Medium weight sheep sold from $128 to $178/head.Heavy sheep, 24 to 30kg, sold from $166 to $223 and over 30kg types sold from $212 to $273/head. Heavy Merino ewes averaged 720c and heavy crossbred ewes averaged 685c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino wethers sold from $239 to $276 and medium weights sold from $140 to $237/head to average 720c/kg cwt. Merino rams sold to $158 and crossbred rams sold to $75/head.