VENDORS sold a total of 8329 sheep and lambs at the SELX market this week.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service lamb numbers eased for a mixed quality offering. Light lambs and unfinished trade weights made up the bulk of the yarding with ideal trade weights and heavy lambs in very limited numbers.
The two score restocking lambs were $10 to $15 dearer selling from $83 to $122/head.
Medium trade weights gained $7 and heavy trades were firm with most selling from $120 to $148/head. Heavy lambs ranged from $147 to $166/head with carcass prices 580c to 610c/kg cwt. The best of the heavy hoggets reached $162/head.
Mutton numbers declined and the quality was fair to good. Prices were $10 to $15/head dearer with more weight on offer. Medium weight ewes sold from $84 to $136/head for long skinned Merinos.
Heavy crossbred ewes reached $162 and Merinos $159/head. Heavy Merino wethers $148 to $157/head with carcass prices averaging around 480c/kg cwt.