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Yarding - 40,000 (-9500)
Lambs - 34,000 (-7000)
Sheep - 6000 (-2500)
Numbers decreased on the back of last week’s much cheaper market. New season lamb numbers lifted to 19,680. Quality across new season heavy export and trade weight categories was excellent, along with a very good selection of well-bred store lambs. Old trade and heavy export lamb quality was fair to good. A full field of buyers were in attendance with southern processors strongly competing over both trade and export categories.
New season lambs were keenly sought with prices gaining momentum as the sale progressed. Lambs weighing 22 to 24kg sold from $194 to $270/head to average 1,002c/kg cwt. Extra heavy young lambs met strong demand from the southern processors, selling from $269 to $330/head to average 1,015c/kg cwt. There was a very good selection of well-bred young lambs suitable for restockers and feedlots. Prices increased for store lambs by $5 to $15/head with buyers travelling from Ballarat, Bendigo and Corowa. Lambs with weight and frame made from $153 to $185/head. Old trade lambs regained most of last weeks losses. Lambs weighing 22 to 24kg lifted $15/head to average 983c/kg cwt. Merino lambs in the 22 to 24kg category sold up to $36/head dearer in a very erratic market to average 887c/kg cwt.
A bigger field of export buyers were in attendance. Heavy 24 to 26kg lambs sold $17/head dearer. Lambs weighing 26 to 30kg sold to strong competition from both northern and southern buyers with prices improving $20/head to average 976c/kg cwt. Lambs estimated to weight more than 30kg averaged 974c/kg cwt.
It was a mixed quality yarding of mutton that was offered to a slightly larger group of buyers. Heavy ewes sold to very strong demand making from $171 to $276/head and averaging between 624c and 654c/kg cwt. Trade sheep were limited and sold from $140 to $166/head. Heavy ewes returning to the paddock made from $238 to $263/head.