Light lambs lifted $4 and sold from $117 to $126/head at SELX this week.
Numbers lifted this sale with both lamb and mutton showing the increase.
There was 13,000 new season lambs penned and quality was mixed. There were good numbers of well-finished lambs offered along with the plainer types.
Trade weights were well supplied and there was a handy offering of store lambs available. The usual buyers along with re-stockers were present and competing in a dearer market.
New season lambs to re-stockers sold from $80 to $130/head. Light lambs lifted $4 and sold from $117 to $126/head. Trade weights were $3 to $5 dearer with prices ranging from $126 to $158/head.
Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs lifted $5/head. Heavy lambs sold from $154 to $166 and extra heavy weights reached $183/head. Carcase prices averaged from 630c to 655c/kg. Trade weight old lambs sold from $122 to $130 with heavy weights ranging from $141 to $155/head.
Mutton numbers lifted and quality was good. There was a good representation of most weights and grades with Merinos making up the majority of the offering.
Prices showed a dearer trend with Merino ewes selling from $108 to $140/head. Crossbred ewes received from $108 to $134 and Merino wethers ranged in price from $101 to $135/head.
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