18 Apr Detailed Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb – April 2019
Detailed Saleyard Report – Sheep and Lamb
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
report date 17/04/2019
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6120 Lamb Sheep
The pre-Easter sale saw a reduction in numbers and quality was mixed. Heavy trade weights were best supplied with several good runs.
Heavy lambs were limited and there was only a few neat shorn light weights. Merino hoggets were in reasonable numbers and covered all
weight ranges. Not all the usual buyers operated in a fairly firm market.
Restocking lambs sold from $123 to $154/head. Light lambs to process sold from $93 to $136/head. Medium and heavy trade weights to 22kg
ranged from $140 to $168/head. The 22kg to 24kg lambs sold from $169 to $180/head averaging 730c to 740c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs sold
from $179 to $183/head, averaging 655c to 700c/kg cwt. Crossbred hoggets reached $167 and Merino hoggets $165/head.
Mutton numbers eased and the quality was plainer. Prices were firm to $3 dearer on the medium and heavy sheep. Medium weight ewes sold
from $96 to $148/head for full skinned Merinos. Heavy crossbred ewes sold to $140/head. Most averaged 500c to 520c/kg cwt.