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Restockers active at Ballarat

Yarding - 24,200 (-3556).
Lambs - 17,833 (+1328).
Sheep - 6367 (-4884)

Lamb supply increased slightly to 17,833 yarded. The quality was very good across all weights and grades. All the usual buying group attended, bidding was erratic at times in a firm to $6/head easier market to last weeks levels. Young lambs sold to a top of $237, old heavy lambs sold to a top of $250/head.

Restockers were active on the light weight lambs back to the paddock, under 18kg selling from $80 to $161 and 18kg and over sold from $150 to $168/head. Young lambs to the trade 18 to 22kg sold from $152 to $184, 22 to 24kg made from $174 to $200 and 24 to 26kg soldfrom $192 to $215/head with a range from 756c to 848c, to average between 790c to 800c/kg cwt. Export 26 to 30kg lambs sold from $210 to $237/head to average 770c/kg cwt. Heavy old lambs sold strong again this week selling from $203 to $250/head. Merino lambs under 18kg, sold from $75 to $150 and 18kg and over sold from $146 to $223/head.

Sheep supply decreased to 6,367, the quality very good across the yarding with a exceptional lines of Merino wethers with plenty of weight. Strong competition to see a firm to $5/head stronger on last weeks levels. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $160 to $184/head, to average around 650c/kg cwt. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $149 to $235/head, to average 590c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino wethers sold from$155 to $222 and lighter weights sold from $110 to $176/head, averaging 670c/kg cwt


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