SELX sheep market report | January 10

TOP: Garrabray P/L, Greenethorpe topped today’s market with XB Lambs sold by Jason Davis and Sal Butt, Butt Livestock & Property for $190ph.
TOP: Garrabray P/L, Greenethorpe topped today’s market with XB Lambs sold by Jason Davis and Sal Butt, Butt Livestock & Property for $190ph.

Prime Sheep and Lamb – January 10, 2018, total yarding: 30,559

SELX: Around the laneways

SELX: Around the laneways

Lamb numbers jumped and there were 17,500 new season lambs penned.

The quality was a little plainer with plenty of 2 score lambs for the re-stockers.

There was a good run of medium and heavy trade weights but heavy lambs were back in volume. All the usual buyers were operating in a cheaper market.

The 2 score restocking lambs sold from $89 for very lightweights to $135/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $15 and more in some sales and prices ranged from $130 to $146/head to average 640c to 660c/kg cwt.

Similarly, heavy lambs have eased, selling from $145 to $172 with the few heavy weights reaching $188/head or 600c to 630c/kg cwt.

The best of the hoggets reached $170/head.

Mutton quality was good with plenty of heavy sheep.

Prices were firm to $4/head cheaper. Medium weights sold from $78 to $123/head for long skinned Merinos.

Heavy crossbreds reached $155 and heavy wethers $142/head. Carcase prices averaged from 420c to 450c/kg cwt.

Market Report: MLA's National Livestock Reporting Service.

Suckers $180.20 Aver $126.34

Lambs Merino Top $125.00 Aver $71.44

Lambs XB Top $190.00 Aver $133.90

Hoggets XB Top $170.00 Aver $142.21

Wethers Merino Top $132.00 Aver$104.51

Ewes XB Top $155.60 Aver $116.46

Ewes Merino Top $138.00 Aver $94.86