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Softer market to kick off 2022 at Ballarat

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Yarding - 41,800
Lambs - 36,300
Sheep - 5500

At Ballarat agents yarded 36,300 lambs and 5,500 sheep. The quality was from very plain to good with a lot of lambs showing dryness in the wool, these lambs only suitable for the paddock. The yarding also lacked its normal weight. There was a full field of buyers however not all were fully active, some due to works shut down due to Covid-19. Restocking competition was still in force on the light weight lambs in a market that was $10 to $20/head softer and more in places, more so lambs back to the paddock.

New seasons light weights, 12kg to 16kg lambs, made from $90 to $155/head. Trade lambs 18kg to 22kg made from $148 to $188/head, averaging around 750c to 850c/kg cwt. Medium trade lambs 22kg to 26kgs made from $168 to $225/head, averaging around 750c to 830/kg cwt. Heavy lambs over 26kgs made to $237/head.

The sheep offering was mixed and not of the quality. All weights and grades were available and again it was softer by $10 to $20/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made to $224 with the well covered Merino ewes making between $133 and $190/head. Wethers to $228, the average run of Merino mutton made between 550c and 600c with very good wethers to 680c to 700cg/cwt. Rams, terminal sires, to $85, Merinos to $150/head.

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BALLARAT LAMB & SHEEP MARKET AVERAGES 4/01/2022
  SUCKERS  
58 La Rose, Learmonth $238
36 DB Muir, Korobeit $237
26 PA & JA Morcombe, Mena Park $234
64 C & M Adamo, Thorpdale $232
60 Kalora Enterprises, Newlyn Nth $232
78 GJ & SL Wardlaw, Pyrenees $230
46 Brentwood Farming P/L, Porcupine Ridge $225
60 A & F Westbury, Thorpdale $222
56 G & F Connor, Beremboke $220
55 WJ & A Henderson, Gelantipy $220
89 Maylin Farming, Derrinallum $218
59 Castello Farms, Thorpdale $216
56 A Driscoll, Barkly $215
42 L & M Millard, Birregurra $213
68 Howell Pastoral Co, Mt Lonarch $210
92 AJ Vallance, Mt Prospect $206
98 J & M Dunn, Trentham $205
74 DB Smith, Bealiba $205
52 Kanina Valley, Lexton $201
77 H & R Hobson, Thorpdale $199
116 Durkin Farms, Thorpdale $196
75 M & C Mullane, Ballan $195
31 K & W McManus, Napoleons $195
87 W, J & M Black, Beremboke $192
57 RE & AR Wardlaw, Avoca $192
122 MN Castello, Thorpdale $190
116 PA & DA Marshman, Leslie Manor $190
50 D & S McFarlane, Bungal $190
42 TE Bryant, Tyrendarra $190
     
  SHORN LAMBS  
43 PD, JL & ML Wrigley, Tourello $230
43 D Griffin, Coghills Creek $226
165 RJ & DM Wardlaw, Avoca $225
38 EH Eastick, Ararat $217
70 McKinnons Newlyn P/L, Newlyn $193
     
  XBRED SHEEP  
74 Howell Pastoral Co, Mt Lonarch $217
43 CJ & JA Smith, Carranballac $215
19 S Madden, Avoca $215
57 McKinnon Family Trust, Weatherboard $210
30 Ghazeepore Pastoral, Freshwater Creek $200
28 A & W Newell, Bookaar $200
22 Andrew Kennon, Freshwater Creek $193
28 RR Marshall, Morrl Morrl $190
21 BH & HC Lemin, Freshwater Creek $181
30 TE, JE, FH & LJ Fisher, Lexton $180
26 ML & MC Johns, Bellbrae $171
30 KF Dalton, Clunes $170
     
  MERINO WETHERS  
36 TE Bryant, Tyrendarra $186
88 AJ Carland, Beaufort $184
62 G & MP Bryant, Rokewood $151
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