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Lamb and Sheep prices kick at Ballarat

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Ag Tech News
  • Aug 25, 2020
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Yarding - 8927 (-4504).
Lambs - 6127 (-1000).
Sheep - 2800 (-3504)

Lamb supply decreased to around 6,000 yarded, the quality was mostly very good, more weight offered this week and a few pens of neat suckers starting to be yarded, still not all the usual buying group attending. More demand from export and domestic processed this week to see prices increase from $5 to $22/head across the yarding. Heavy lambs sold to a top of $206, up by $22 on last weeks top price, suckers sold from $110 to $170/head.

Light lambs sold from $98 to $123, increasing by $8/head. Lambs back to the paddock sold from $96 to $122, firm to $10/head dearer. Trade lambs 18 to 22kg, sold from $124 to $150 dearer by $5 to $10/head. Lambs 22 to 24kg sold from $148 to $165, $5 dearer, lambs 24 to 26kgsold from $145 to $164/head with most lambs in the range of 590c to 685c/kg cwt. Export score 4 lambs 26 to 30kg, sold from $170 to $190 and extra heavy export lambs over 30kg sold from $175 to $206, up to $22/head dearer in places. Merino lambs over 16kg, sold from $118 to $152/head.

2,800 sheep were yarded, the quality was very good, which saw prices increase up to $25/head in places, across all categories. Merino ewes over 18kg sold from $126 to $190, heavy crossbred ewes sold from $150 to $190/head. Merino wethers sold from $118 to $195/head. WithMerino mutton reaching 648c in places, to average 600c/kg cwt. Rams sold to $131 for Merino’s and $50/head for crossbreds.


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