Cootamundra sheep and lamb market, July 22 2020

OFFERING: A file image from Cootamundra market.
OFFERING: A file image from Cootamundra market.

A TOTAL of 1200 sheep and lamb sold at the Cootamundra market.

According to Meat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Service lamb numbers fell and the quality was mixed.

There were several pens of very good new season trade lambs only with a few pens of lighter weights which sold to processors.

Old lambs quality was mixed but there were several pens of good heavy weights.

The market sold to a cheaper trend. New season trade lambs ranged from $156 to $180/head averaging from 720c to 760c/kg cwt depending on weight.

Old trades eased $15 to $20 with the medium and heavy weights making from $143 to $168/head, averaging 720c/kg cwt.

Heavy lambs sold from $145 to $170/head or 660c/kg cwt. A limited number of ewes were penned and prices were cheaper with little competition from buyers.

Medium weight ewes sold from $125 to $145/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $150 to $170/head and averaged 485c/kg cwt.