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Numbers were marginally higher and the bulk of the offering weighed above 26kg carcase weight. Lambs estimated to weigh more than 30kg carcase weight made up most of the extra heavy portion. Trade lamb numbers lifted, and quality was mixed. A full field of buyers were in attendance. There was very little restocker demand and no feedlot competition this week. Trade lambs ignited the bidding with major processors pushing into the 24 to 26kg cwt categories to secure enough supplies. Lambs weighing22 to 24kg improved $9 recording a top price of $235/head to average 933c/kg cwt. Merino trade lambs sold to the usual group of buyers and most categories showed stronger trends. Merino trade lambs 22 to 24kg averaged 765c/kg cwt. Lambs returning to the paddock sold from$151 to $176/head.
The usual field of export buyers were in attendance and all were operating strongly. Heavy lambs, 24 to 26kg cwt sold $9/head dearer with plenty of sales pushing over 900c/kg cwt. Lambs, 26 to 30kg cwt, were keenly sought averaging 798c/kg cwt. Big extra heavy lambs over30kg cwt attracted all buyers with plenty of sales from $285 to $305, which resulted in a dearer trend of $13/head.
It was another mixed quality yarding of mutton, with heavy sheep in reasonable supply. Not all buyers attended or operated across heavy, or trade categories. Heavy ewes sold mostly to weaker demand, with buyers not prepared to chase the market. Heavy ewes made from $174 to $244/head to average 632c/kg cwt. Plainer trade sheep slipped $11 while the better covered sold $4/head dearer, averaging 714c/kg cwt for the better, 3 score types.