SELX prime sheep and lamb sale, October 14 2020

MEET THE MARKET: The Duncombe & Co Crew including Tom, Garry, Jock and Jake sold 52 cross bred suckers on behalf of D and M Hewitt, Lost River for $229. Picture: Supplied
MEET THE MARKET: The Duncombe & Co Crew including Tom, Garry, Jock and Jake sold 52 cross bred suckers on behalf of D and M Hewitt, Lost River for $229. Picture: Supplied

VENDORS sold 18,451 sheep and lambs at the SELX market.

According to Meat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Service the influx of new-season lambs lifted numbers and quality was good with a lot of well presented lambs showing bloom.

Trade and heavy lambs made up the majority and store lambs were much better supplied.

The larger than usual buying group returned to the sale which sold to a much cheaper trend on the processing lambs.

Light store lambs sold from $134 to $159 with the restockers also paying up to $179/head for heavy lambs.

Medium and heavy new season trade lambs were $18 cheaper and sold from $156 to $169/head averaging 740c/kg cwt.

Heavy lambs were also $15 to $18 easier and made from $160 to $197/head averaging 715c to 735c/kg cwt.

Extra heavy weight new season lambs sold to $229/head.

The few heavy old lambs sold were $10 cheaper and made from $176 to $190.

Mutton numbers more than doubled and the quality was mixed with the yarding made up of a larger number of wethers than ewes.

The market sold firm to $4/head dearer on the light and medium weight sheep while heavy mutton sold to a softening trend. Medium weight mutton sold from $138 to $160, heavy crossbred ewes made from $174 to $220 and the heavy Merino wethers sold to $197/head.