Lamb prices remain around record levels, this price pressure is also feeding down to all stock categories in the yards and online.
Particularly as yarding numbers are receding, processors have been looking online to fill supply.
Processors were active in both the Tuesday National Sheep and Lamb Sale and secured lots including 450 6 year old empty Merino ewes from Bathurst, NSW weighing 56kgs which returned $138 or 616c dressed.
The goat market goes from strength the strength with 4,190 listed online, as buyers and vendors alike achieved excellent results. Listings came from 4 vendors in the western district of NSW and 89% of stock found buyers across NSW, VIC and SA.
Does in store condition sold well with highlights including; 1800 6-36 month old Rangeland does from Broken Hill, NSW weighing 18kgs returning $80 or 1212c dressed.
The top price was returned by 410 1-6 year old Rangeland & Rangeland/Boer cross bucks from Ivanhoe, NSW weighing 30kgs and returned $138 or 1087c dressed.
Merino ewe lambs sold from $140 to $227 to average $188, up $6 on last week and sold well, recording 91% clearance.
The top price went to a line of 620 future breeder Merino ewe lambs from Cassilis, NSW, these lambs are July/Aug ’18 drop and weigh 42kgs.
Other highlights include; 460 NSM Merino ewe lambs from Longreach, QLD returning $156, aged 11-12 months old, weighing 38kgs and found a buyer across the border in Bourke, NSW.
Proven breeder Merinos sold from $125 to $250 to average $178, up $10. The top price was returned by a mob of 310 Coralyn blood NSM ewes from Peak Hill, NSW, these ewes are 4 years old and have a 3”skin.
Other highlights include; 161 2-6 year old SIL Woodpark blood ewes from Wyalong, NSW, these ewes have a 2” skin and achieved $240.
Merino wether lambs sold from $45 to $156 to average $119 down $2. The top price was returned by a mob of 180 Rogaro blood store lambs from Tarago, NSW, weighing 33kgs with a 4” skin these lambs will travel to Mannus, NSW.
Other wether highlights include: 2 year old Merino wethers weighing 49kgs from Inverell, NSW returning $171 and from Longwood, VIC a line of 315 wether lambs weighing 40kgs returned $134.
The top price of the week was returned by a line of 83 Border Leicester/Merino Ewes with 73 lambs at foot from Ariah Park, NSW, these ewes are 2 years old, weigh 60kgs and the lambs at foot are sired by Dorset Rams.
Scanned in lamb First Cross ewes sold from $200 to $344 to average $280, up $29.
The top price was achieved by a line of 24115-16 month old SIL ewes from Corowa, NSW weighing 67kgs and will travel to Wangaratta, VIC. Highlights include: 2 year old First Cross ewes from Carago, NSW weighing 65kgs and returning $316.
Border Leicester/Merino ewe lambs sold from $228 to $261 to average $238 up $28. Highlights include; 178 10-11 month old ewe lambs from Goulburn, NSW, weighing 47kgs which returned $261 and will travel to Wodonga, VIC; 280 future breeder ewe lambs weighing 32kgs from Narromine, NSW returned $233 and will travel to Mulwala, NSW.
4,150 store lambs were offered this week and achieved a 96% clearance, highlights include:
- Mar/Apr-19, 39kg Poll Dorset x Border Leicester/Merino Mixed Sex Suckers from WELLINGTON, New South Wales sold for $183 or 473c/kg live
- Mar/Apr-19, 24kg Border Leicester/Merino Mixed Sex Suckers from COOTAMUNDRA, New South Wales sold for $148 or 630c/kg live
- Sep/Oct-18, 40kg White Suffolk/Merino Mixed Sex Store Lambs from OUSE, Tasmania sold for $147 or 377c/kg live
- Apr/May-19, 27kg Dohne Store Wether Lambs from WALGETT, New South Wales sold for $140 or 519c/kg live
- Jan/Feb-19, 29kg Poll Dorset x Border Leicester/Merino Mixed Sex Store Lambs from DINGWALL, Victoria sold for $140 or 495c/kg live
- Mar/Apr-19, 28kg Border Leicester/Merino Mixed Sex Store Lambs from MOREE New South Wales sold for $131 or 483c/kg live