Trade and heavy weight lambs lift in price at markets this week

Trade weight 3 score lambs to slaughter gained 9¢ to settle on 569¢/kg cwt

Trade weight 3 score lambs to slaughter gained 9¢ to settle on 569¢/kg cwt

The eastern states restocker lamb indicator decreased 10¢ to 550¢/kg cwt this week with Merino lambs easing 1¢ to 507¢/kg cwt.

Light lambs were unchanged on 529¢/kg cwt, trade lambs slipped 1¢ to 550¢/kg cwt, and heavy lambs were back 4¢ on 551¢/kg cwt. The mutton indicator lost 1¢ on 311¢/kg cwt.

Consignments eased at Dubbo this week, with a total of 23,650 sheep and lamb yarded. There was a good selection of heavy weight lambs and Dorper lambs were well supplied.

 

Light weight 2 score Merino lambs lifted 9¢ to average 525¢/kg cwt
Trade weight 3 score lambs to slaughter gained 9¢ to settle on 569¢/kg cwt
Heavy weight 4 score lambs to slaughter lifted 4¢ to 556¢/kg cwt
Light weight 2 score Merino ewes increased 34¢ to average 297¢/kg cwt
Heavy weight 4 score Merino ewes lifted 44¢ to settle on 365¢/kg cwt

Sheep and lamb numbers lifted at Bendigo to 23,377 head. Quality was very mixed with those being supplementary fed showing the best finish.

Light weight 2 score lambs to restockers were 24¢ cheaper on 533¢/kg cwt
Trade weight first cross 3 score lambs eased 20¢ to average 521¢/kg cwt
Heavy weight 3 score lambs to slaughter were cheaper to range in price from 475¢ to 552¢/kg cwt
Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes lifted 2¢ to average 302¢/kg cwt

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