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Dearer trend at Bendigo Sheep and Lamb sale - 18/12/2017

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Dec 19, 2017

Yarded - 21,800
Lambs - 14,800
Sheep - 7,000

There was a slight increase in lamb numbers to 14,800 head for the final sale of 2017. Competition among buyers stepped-up as they tried to secure numbers ahead of Christmas and the market recorded a dearer trend across all weights and grades despite a mostly plain conditioned line-up of lambs. Price averages improved by $2 to $12/head, with the lighter weight lambs recording some of the best gains. The best quality young shorn lambs continued to sell for premiums. However, any odd pen-lots of a few head or any really dry wool lambs across the sale didn't always show a price lift on a week ago.

Prices reached a top of $237 for heavy export shorn lambs estimated at around 34kg cwt, it was one of five pens above $220, with another 5 sales at $200 to $218/head. After this the best drafts of heavy trade lambs in short-skins sold f...
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