VENDORS sold 8825 sheep and lambs at the SELX market on Wednesday.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service lamb numbers lifted and included 1600 new season lambs.
There was a slight improvement in quality, but again there were limited numbers of good trade and heavy lambs penned. There was an increase in Merino lambs.
Prices eased across all of the trade and heavy lambs, but sold dearer on the light restocking lambs.
New season lambs to restockers sold from $94 to $133, lifting $6/head. New season trade weights dropped $10 to $15 selling from $135 to $175/head averaging 760c/kg. Heavy weights ranged from $188 to $250/head. Extra heavy lambs reached $280/head.
Old 2 score processing lambs were $4 cheaper selling from $88 to $114/head. Trade weights lost $15/head on the light and medium weights and were firm on heavy lambs. Prices started at $128 to reach $177/head.
Heavy lambs made from $155 to $220/head. Merinos sold to $186/head.
Mutton numbers fell and the quality was plainer with more light and medium weights penned. Prices were $5 to $10/head dearer. Medium weight ewes sold from $84 to $144/head. Heavy crossbreds reached $196/head.
Heavy mutton averaged 510c to 530c/kg.