- Merino lambs were back 4¢ on 471¢/kg cwt
- Light lambs were back 11¢ to 495¢/kg cwt
- Trade lambs were back 6¢, to 506¢/kg cwt
- Heavy lambs were back 4¢, to 502¢/kg cwt
- The mutton indicator was 1¢ lower on 297¢/kg cwt
Lamb numbers at Dubbo declined 6% this week, yarding 22,250 head. Quality was mixed across the pen, with heavy and trade weight lines in good condition. Merino and white Dorpers were well supplied, with lighter weights to processors selling to a cheaper trend overall.
Sheep throughput increased 17% to 12,000 head. Heavy weight lines were well supplied, with quality fair across the yarding.
- Trade weight 4 score old lambs to processors averaged 496¢/kg cwt
- Heavy weight 4 score old lambs to slaughter were 30¢ lower on 496¢/kg cwt
- Extra heavy weight 4 score old lambs lowered 27¢, averaging 497¢/kg cwt
- Medium weight 3 score Merino ewes averaged 286¢, up 8¢/kg cwt
Bendigo lamb throughput decreased 16%, to 10,987 head. Quality followed a similar trend to numbers, with the majority of lighter lambs showing the effects of the continuing dry conditions.
Sheep consignments increased 26%, yarding 5,060 head. Quality improved this week, with greater lines of Merino wethers and ewes coming forward.
- Light weight 2 score old lambs to restockers averaged 563¢, down 2¢/kg cwt
- Trade weight 3 score old lambs to slaughter lowered 1¢, to 509¢/kg cwt
- Heavy weight 3 score old lambs to processors eased 11¢, to 499¢/kg cwt
- Medium weight 2 score Merino ewes averaged 297¢, back 17¢/kg cwt