Medium and heavy trade lambs up by $15 at SELX

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Garrabray P/L, Greenethorpe topped today’s market with XB Lambs sold by Jason Davis and Sal Butt, Butt Livestock & Property for $190ph.

Medium and heavy trade lambs were $15 higher and more in some sales and prices ranged from $130 to $146/head to average 640c to 660c/kg cwt at SELX Yass last week.

Lamb numbers jumped and there were 17,500 new season lambs penned. The quality was a little plainer with plenty of 2 score lambs for the re-stockers.
There was a good run of medium and heavy trade weights but heavy lambs were back in volume. All the usual buyers were operating in a cheaper market.

The 2 score restocking lambs sold from $89 for very lightweights to $135/head.

Similarly, heavy lambs have eased, selling from $145 to $172 with the few heavy weights reaching $188/head or 600c to 630c/kg cwt. The best of the hoggets reached $170/head.

Mutton quality was good with plenty of heavy sheep. Prices were firm to $4/head cheaper. Medium weights sold from $78 to $123/head for long skinned Merinos.

Heavy crossbreds reached $155 and heavy wethers $142/head. Carcase prices averaged from 420c to 450c/kg cwt.
Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.
Category $ / Hd
Suckers XB Top $180.20
Aver $126.34
Lambs Merino Top $125.00
Aver $71.44
Lambs XB Top $190.00
Aver $133.90
Hoggets XB Top $170.00
Aver $142.21
Wethers Merino Top $132.00
Aver $104.51
Ewes XB Top $155.60
Aver $116.46
Ewes Merino Top $138.00
Aver $94.86
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