A bigger yarding for the last sale at Bendigo this year with 18,500 lambs and 10,000 sheep. Lamb quality was very mixed, with the bulk of the unshorn young lambs now showing inconsistent fat cover and finish as the season dries out. Buyers did look to shorn lambs for better carcase quality, particularly in the heavy weight categories which gained up to $20 on last week. Most of the trade weight woolly lambs improved by $5 to $10 despite the plainer offering. However, bidding was erratic at times. In the store lambs there was some bigger lines of very small young lambs that sold strongly and made high carcase price rates, while the average run of lambs back to the paddock were firm.
The Bendigo lamb and sheep market will recommence on Monday, January 4, 2021.
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