Medium and heavy trade weight lambs $5-$7 dearer

SELX-sheep-May-11

Phil & Tegan, Butt Livestock & Property sold 88 XB Lambs on behalf of Willow View Partnership, Yass for $176.2ph.

Medium and heavy trade weights were $5 to $7 dearer $116 to $149/head at SELX this week.

Lamb numbers eased and the quality remained mixed. Well-finished trade and heavy lambs remain in short supply and there were plenty of light lambs and secondary trade and heavy weights.
All the usual buyers operated in a dearer market.

Light 2 score processing lambs were $9 dearer selling from $78 to $112/head. Restocking lambs sold from $72 with trade weights to feed on reaching $129/head.

Heavy lambs sold to $176.20 and extra heavy lambs made $176/head.
Carcase prices ranged from 560c to 600c on averaged but the best trades reached 640c/kg cwt. The best of the heavy hoggets reached $175/head.

Mutton numbers eased and quality was on the lighter side. Heavy weights were back in volume. Prices lifted $15 to $18 on light and medium weights while heavy sheep gained $2 to $5/head.

Medium weights sold from $72 to $110/head.
Heavy crossbreds have reached $160 and re-stockers paid to $175/head. Wethers topped at $190.60/head.

Market Report: MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service.

 

Category Qty $ / Hd
Suckers XB 38 Top $152.60
Aver $120.76
Lambs Merino       426 Top $108.00
Aver $77.51
Lambs XB     5,713 Top $176.20
Aver $117.31
Hoggets XB 218 Top $175.00
Aver $155.11
Wethers Merino     1,491 Top $119.60
Aver $89.64
Ewes XB    1,086 Top $175.00
Aver $118.58
Ewes Merino    3,780 Top $138.60
Aver $90.76
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