Meeting the market | May 17 2017

IT was a combination of big numbers and some decent prices when extra-heavy lambs topped at $228.20 during the Wagga market on Thursday morning.

The dry conditions have prompted a large sell off and vendors sold a total of 43,920 sheep and lambs at the weekly market.

Vendors and livestock agents said the market wasn’t as firm as the previous week, however, good returns on the top end combined with the bigger yarding meant it was overall a good result. 

GJ Hulm principal Isaac Hill was at the rail when a pen of stand-out second cross Poll Dorset lambs, estimated to weigh about 36 kilograms dressed, made a high of $228.20.

Mr Hill said the lambs were sold by vendor Hanlon Enterprises of Junee and it was a good result. He said they had been presented in excellent condition and were supplementary fed. 

The lambs, with a skin value of $12, were secured by Cedar Meats of Brooklyn, Victoria. 

Another stand-out pen of extra-heavy lambs were offered by Ganmain vendor Geoff Brill. Mr Brill of “Glenvale,” sold second-cross Poll Dorsets, estimated to weigh 36 kilograms to 38 kilograms dressed weight, for $226. The lambs were sold through Riverina Livestock Agents (RLA).