Market reports from the South Eastern Livestock Exchange

Market Report

Prime Sheep & Lamb

December 13

Total Yarding: 35,204

WA Gooley, Rosslyn (managed by Joe Mooney) topped the market with 73 XB Suckers sold by Matt Joseph, Landmark to a top of $211ph. Photo: SELX

WA Gooley, Rosslyn (managed by Joe Mooney) topped the market with 73 XB Suckers sold by Matt Joseph, Landmark to a top of $211ph. Photo: SELX

CATEGORY/HEAD

  • Suckers XB: top $211/hd; av $128.29/hd
  • Lambs Merino: top $134hd; av $85.66/hd
  • Lambs XB: top $200/hd; av $134.54/hd
  • Hoggets XB: top $160/hd; av $137.56/hd
  • Wethers Merino: top $134.60/hd; av $97.99/hd
  • Ewes XB: top $150/hd; av $109.68/hd
  • Ewes Merino: top $137/hd; av $98.15/hd

Lamb numbers lifted and included 22,500 new season lambs. The quality still remains mixed. There were plenty of light 1 and 2 score lambs.

Trade weights were in good numbers and heavy lambs were better supplied and there were a few more shorn new season lambs. Only a few old lambs were penned and Merinos were very limited.

The market was firm on the unshorn lambs and $4 to $5/head dearer on shorn lambs.

Restocking 2 score lambs were a few dollars cheaper and sold from $97 to $128/head.

Medium and heavy trade lambs sold between $138 and $158/head.

Heavy lambs sold from $153 to $172 for the unshorn lambs and to $180/head for shorn lambs.

Old lambs reached $211/head. Carcase prices averaged between 630c and 680c/kg cwt. Hoggets sold to $156/head.

Mutton numbers increased and mostly ewes were offered. Quality was mixed with a few more light sheep.

The light and medium weights sheep sold firm to $4 easier with medium weight ewes $76 to $118/head.

Heavy sheep were up to $10 cheaper with crossbreds $119 to $145 and heavy Merino wethers $134 to $140/head. Carcase prices made from 440c to 475c/kg cwt on average.

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UPCOMING SALES

  • Prime Sheep & Lambs: Last sale, December 20; returning Wednesday, January 3, 11am
  • Prime Cattle: Returning Thursday, January 4, 8am
  • 1st X Ewes: Friday, January 5, 10am