Market report: SELX May 23
Prime Sheep and Lamb
Total Yarding: 12,842
Lamb numbers eased and the quality remains mixed.
There were plenty of light lambs and secondary trade and heavy weights with prime well-finished lambs in short supply.
All the usual buyers operated in a cheaper market.
Light 2 score processing lambs ranged from $66 to $106/head.
Restocking lambs sold from $92 with trade weights to feed on reaching $133/head.
Medium and heavy trade weights were $2 to $5 cheaper on plainer quality and sold from $115 to $144/head to average 570c to 590c/kg.
Heavy lambs were $2 to $5 and sold to $165 with extra heavy lambs making $170/head.
Carcase prices ranged from 540c to 590c/kg on average.
Mutton numbers eased and quality was mixed with more sheep on the lighter side.
Heavy weights were still well supplied while light 1 and 2 score sheep better supplied. Prices gained $3 to $6/head.
Heavy crossbreds reached $185 and Merinos $150/head.
Merino wethers reached 172.60/head.
Medium weights sold between $86 and to $124/head for full wool Merinos.
Category (Qty) $/hd
- Suckers XB (40): top $151, av $136.82
- Lambs Merino (626): top $115, av $75.66
- Lambs XB (5076): top $168, av $111.77
- Hoggets XB (83): top $158, av $115.79
- Wethers Merino (1928): top $172.60, av $100.43
- Ewes XB (953): top $185, av $136.46
- Ewes Merino (3033): top $150, av $93.84
MLA's National Livestock Reporting Service mla.com.au