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Eight pens of Lambs sold above $340/head and a state record at Ballarat

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Jul 10, 2019

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Yarding - 16,290 (+573).
Lambs - 13,239 (N/A).
Sheep - 3,051 (N/A).

Lamb numbers decreased slightly to 13,239, while sheep numbers decreased to 3,051 head. Quality varied from average to good, with most of the usual buying group operating in a dearer market, with lambs making from $5 to $15/head stronger and more in places. Lambs at times in most categories sold above 1,000c/kg. Several pens of extra heavy lambs sold to $354, a centre and state record, and there were 8 pens that sold above $340/head. Feeders and restockers paid from $146 to $212, with the lighter lots receiving from $40 to $130/head.

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Light weight 2 score lambs weighing 12-18kg sold from $115 to $206/head. Light trade 2 and 3 score lambs weighing 18-22kg made from $146 to $228/head to average approximately 975c/kg cwt. Medium trade weight 3 and 4 score lambs weighing 22-24kg sold from $193 to $245/head, varying from 830c to 1,030c to average 960c/kg cwt. Heavy 3 to 4 score trade weight lambs weighing 24-26kg sold from $250 to $266/head to average close to 980c/kg cwt. Export lambs weighing 26-30kg sold from $260 to $320/head. Extra heavy export lambs 30kgplus made from $295 to $354/head. Hoggets sold from $166 to $248 for crossbreds, with Merinos making to $120/head.The Sheep penning covered all weights, with sheep primarily selling to a dearer trend. Larger numbers of plainer lighter sheep were yarded.

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Heavy Merino wethers sold to $209/head. Crossbred ewes made to $240/head. Light weight 1 and 2 score sheep made from $75 to $114 to average 550c/kg, with very light 1 scores making from $45 to $85/head. Medium weight 2 and 3 score sheep sold from $98 to $170/head, varying from 500c to 700c, with Merino mutton averaging approximately 600c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $150 to $186/head, as heavy Merino wethers sold to $209, while medium weights made from $100 to $178/head. Heavy Merino sheep received from 615c to 765c/kg cwt. Heavy 3 to 4 score crossbred sheep sold from $121 to $240/head to average 610c/kg cwt. Rams made from $30 to $167/head.Heavy crossbred wethers sold from $142 to $208/head


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