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Hamilton Sheep selling centre overflows

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Dec 15, 2017

Yarding - 54,829
Lambs - 54,829

The Hamilton selling centre was pushed to overflowing point as 54,829 lambs were sold with agents challenged for space for penning. Quality was mixed, varying from very good to average with many larger lines of all grades and weights. There were also many plainer and well-bred store lambs offered to the largest buying field for the year with extra processors and restockers present followed by a large group of spectators. Demand again remained very strong as prices continued mostly a dearer trend with heavy lambs finishing $10 to $15/head higher. Heavy trade weights sold $6 higher, medium trade weights were $3 dearer and light lambs sold from firm to $2/head dearer. Some very light lambs were up to $5/head better with store buyers and processors intent on filling their orders. All comparisons are made with Monday’s lamb market with 20 pens in the yarding selling between $200 and $245/head.

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