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Lamb yarding smaller, much plainer offering but prices up at Bendigo

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Jul 17, 2018

Bendigo Sheep & Lamb 16/7/18

Lamb supply eased to 13,600 head, down nearly 6,000 head. The most noticeable change was in quality. The yarding this week was much plainer, with weight and fat cover declining due to the season. Despite the lack of quality, buyers continued to push the sale as they were after numbers.

Most lambs were $5 to $8 dearer. A run of suckers were offered averaging 18kg and $140/hd out of Echuca.

Heavy lambs-$195-$265 $6.90-$7.00c/kg $5-$6 dearer
Heavy Trade Lambs-$170-$210 $7.00c/kg-$7.10c/kg $5-$8 dearer
Trade lambs $145-$180 $7.20c/kg-$7.30c/kg $5-$8 dearer
Merino lambs- $100-$200 $6.40c/kg-$6.50c/kg $5 dearer on well finished Lambs  

Sheep numbers lifted to 7,700 head, as more old ewes were sold in the midst of a tightening season. Prices eased on the heaviest mutton as several of exports were absent. But trade and light run of sheep were firm to slightly dearer.

Crossbred Ewes $115 -$200 firm extra heavy sheep slightly cheaper
Merino Wethers no lines to quote
Merino Ewes $85-$188 firm to slightly dearer
Lighter end sheep firm to slightly dearer

Lachlan McAllister
Territory Sales Manager-Livestock Elders Bendigo