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Yarding - 27,000 (+1000)
Lambs - 20,000 (+2000)
Sheep - 7000 (-1000)
Slight lift lamb in lamb numbers to 20,000 head, 2,000 more. Young unshorn lambs now make up 90% of the yarding, and quality did improve this week with the lead runs showing more carcass finish and hardness as the season matures. All the regular buyers attended, and the sale opened dearer before easing. Heavy young lambs over 26kg cwt were the most eagerly sought, and about 18 pens sold from $300 to a top of $325 - the most sales above $300/head this centre has seen. Heavy young lambs did record the highest carcass price averages ahead of the trade lamb categories which trended cheaper than a week ago.
The heaviest young lambs from $275 to a top of $325/head at an estimated cost of 1020c/kg cwt. The majority of young lambs coming through were trade weights which sold in a price bracket of $220 to $270/head to processors. The best fat score 4 crossbreds in the 24kg to 26kg cwt range averaged $260, and the size down at 22kg to 24kg averaged $238/head. The estimate for the bulk of sales was 920c to 970c/kg cwt. Ballarat restockers stepped into bigger lambs this week, paying to $235/head for trade lambs to shear. The bulk of the more genuine sized store lambs, 16kg to 20kg cwt, sold from $155 to $198 to the paddock, while very small young lambs made $115 to $145/head. Very few decent lines of old lambs were available, and sold according to quality and presentation but were generally cheaper.
Few less sheep numbers with 7,000 yarded. Buying was dominated by a northern-based processor at rates $10 to $30/head dearer. Heavy sheep sold from $180 to a top of $240/head for big crossbred ewes. The average run of light and medium mutton sold from $120 to $170/head. Good lines of sheep were estimated in a range of 620c to 720c/kg cwt