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Very strong Lamb market at Ballarat

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Ag Tech News
  • May 19, 2020
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Yarding - 23,363 (-2803).
Lambs - 17,238 (-6567).
Sheep - 6125 (-3764).

Agents yarded 17,283 lambs. The quality was plain to very good, most of the usual buying group were in attendance except for one export buyer to see a very strong market with heavy lambs selling firm to $5 dearer to reach $304/head and neat short skinned trade weights sold $10 to $15/head dearer in places.

Light weight lambs back to paddock sold from $115 to $168/head and light lambs for MK orders sold from $135 to $179/head. Trade lambs, 18 to 22kg sold from $162 to $201/head. Lambs, 22 to 24kg, sold from $193 to $216/head to average around 860c, with the short skinned well-presented lambs reached around the 900c/kg cwt. 4 score lambs, 24 to 26kg, sold from $212 to $221/head to average around 840c/kg cwt. Heavy, 26 to 30kg, lambs sold from $215 to $240/head and over 30kg lambs sold from $232 to $304/head. Merino lambs sold from $105 to$171/head.

The sheep yarding of 6,125 was up from last week. The quality was plain to good, with not all the usual buying group attending to see a very strong. Light weight 1 score sheep sold from $83 to $132/head. Medium weight sheep sold from $135 to $187/head. Heavy sheep, 24 to 30kg, sold from $165 to $221/head and over 30kg sold from $210 to $245/head. Heavy Merino ewes averaged 690c and heavy crossbred ewes averaged 640c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino wethers sold from $225 to $230 and medium weights sold from $156 to $222/head to average 670c/kg cwt. Rams sold to $160/head.