SELX Market Report: May 23 - Prime Sheep & Lamb

Korintu P/L topped today’s market with 108 XB Ewes sold for $185ph by Holman Tolmie.  Photo: Heidi Grange
Korintu P/L topped today’s market with 108 XB Ewes sold for $185ph by Holman Tolmie. Photo: Heidi Grange

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