Farm Tender

Tough day at Ballarat Market

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Ag Tech News
  • Jul 21, 2020
  • Share
Yarding - 11,843 (+2786).
Lambs - 8940 (+7634).
Sheep - 2903 (-4848).

Lamb supply was up this week to around 9,000 yarded with the quality plain to very good. Not all the usual buying group attended, with buyers in attendance not all operated fully in a much weaker market across all weights and categories to see prices drop $20 to $35 and over $40/head in places.

Light lambs sold from $75 to $135, with feeders not active today, paying from $75 to $151/head. Trade lambs, 18 to 22kg, sold from $130 to$158/head. Lambs, 22 to 24kg, sold from $146 to $168/head, with a range of 618c to 738c to average around 700c/kg cwt. Lambs, 24 to26kg, sold from $160 to $184/head to average around 660c/kg cwt. Export score 4 lambs, 26 to 30kg, sold from $164 to $184 and extra heavy export lambs over 30kg sold from $182 to $210/head.

Sheep yarding of 2,900. The quality was plain to good with the market generally softer across the yarding, with a top of $208/head for very heavy crossbred ewes. Merino ewes sold from $45 to $168/head to average around 550c/kg cwt. Crossbred ewes sold from $80 to $208/headto average around $480c to 510c/kg cwt. Merino wethers sold from $60 to $170/head to average around 560c/kg cwt. Rams sold to$95/head.