Extra heavy lambs reached $195/head with carcase prices averaging between 590c to 610c/kg cwt at SELX.
Lamb numbers lifted to include 15,000 new season crossbred lambs. Quality was mixed containing some very good and well-presented trade and heavy lambs.
Extra heavy weights remain in short supply. Store lambs were in very good numbers and sold to strong competition.
Merino lambs numbers lifted to 3,000 head and was the main reason to the rise in overall lamb numbers. Only a few old lambs were offered.
Restocking 2 score lambs eased and sold from $88 to $121 and heavier weights reached $136/head. The medium and heavy trade weights were $6 cheaper and ranged from $129 to $147/head.
Heavy lambs were $8 to $9 cheaper and sold from $145 to $161/head.
Heavy old lambs sold to $171/head. Merino lambs were mostly trade weights and sold to $138/head. The best of the heavy old lambs has reached $171/head.
Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was good. Heavy weights were well supplied and there was a good run of medium weight sheep with lighter sheep remaining in short supply.
Prices were $4 to $5/head cheaper. Medium weight Merino ewes sold from $82 to $129/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold to $137/head. Merino wethers sold to $141/head.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
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