SELX sheep and lamb market, July 29 2020

MEET THE MARKET: Toby Elliott of Nutrien Livestock, sold 15 cross bred lambs on behalf of J & J Mooney, Tarago for $209.6. Picture: Supplied
MEET THE MARKET: Toby Elliott of Nutrien Livestock, sold 15 cross bred lambs on behalf of J & J Mooney, Tarago for $209.6. Picture: Supplied

VENDORS sold 3010 sheep and lambs at the SELX market.

According to Meat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Service lamb numbers fell and the quality was mixed but did contained a good run of trade and heavy lambs.

There were three or four pens of new-season lambs and most were trade weight lambs.

Not all the usual buyers were operating but there were a few extra butchers at the market. Price trends varied but the general trend of the market was dearer lifting $15 to $20/head across most lambs.

The few new season lambs sold from $184 to $198/head averaging from 830c/kg cwt and higher as the weight decreased.

Old medium and heavy trade lambs ranged from $154 to $185/head and averaged from 800c to 900c/kg with the lighter weights demanding the premium.

Heavy old lambs sold from $179 to $186 and ranged from 700c to 760c/kg cwt and extra heavy weights sold from $180 to $209/head.

Merino lambs made from $150 to $168 for trade lambs and heavy weights reached $195/head, averaging 670c to 710c/kg cwt.

Mutton numbers were limited and all weights were offered.

Medium weight ewes held firm while the few heavy sheep lifted up to $10/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $131 to $170/head. Heavy crossbred ewes $158 to $189 and Merino wethers reached $170/head.

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