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Lamb prices increase across all categories in big yarding at Ballarat

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Ag Tech News
  • Dec 15, 2020
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Yarding - 68,846 (+2291).
Lambs - 56,846 (+6846).
Sheep - 12,000 (-4555)

Lamb supply increased 56,800 to have the yards at full capacity for the last sale this year, the quality was very mixed with a large portion of the yarding showing dryness in the skins and not the weight cover to previous weeks. All the usual buying group were in attendance, most operating fully with a few being selective in an extremely strong market to see price increases across all categories. Competition for store lambs back to the paddock was again extremely strong this week to be $5 to $8/head dearer. Trade weight lambs were in demand to make from $5 to $15 better and heavy and extra heavy lambs sold $11 to $20 stronger to top at $262/head. The small offering of young Shornlambs sold from $123 to $231, one pen sold to a top of $289/head. Sheep supply decreased to 12,000 yarded, the quality was plain to very good, plenty of weight on offer across the yarding. Not all processors were operating to see the market ease from $10 to $20/head across most weights and grades. Merino mutton sold to a top of $227 and crossbred’s made to $238/head,

Orders for specialty feeders and restockers were strong on the light weight lambs back to the paddock, under 20kg sold from $74 to $166,20kg and over made from $161 to $179/head. Lambs suiting MK orders under 18kg sold from $121 to $155/head. Lambs to the trade 18 to22kg sold from $153 to $204, 22 to 24kg made from $173 to $218/head to make from 721c to 922c to average 805c to 815c/kg cwt. Lambs24 to 26kg’s were in high demand selling from $195 to $231/head, in places reaching over 900c to average 835c/kg cwt. Export 4 score 26 to30kg lambs, sold from $210 to $249 and over 30kg made from $247 to $262/head to average 805c/kg cwt. Hoggets sold to $240 for crossbreds and Merino’s sold to $168/head.

Heavy Merino wethers over 24kg sold from $152 to $210, with lighter weights making from $110 to $156/head to sell within a range of 620cto 680c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $154 to $227/head, to average from 620c to 630c/kg. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $142to $219/head, to average from 570c to 590c/kg cwt. Merino rams sold to a top of $120/head.

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