Sheep and Lambs
Monday, August 6. Yarding: 18,490. Change: down 1192.
Lambs: 12,980. Change: down 1149.
Sheep 5510. Change: down 43.
Lamb numbers fell slightly and quality was generally good across all grades with some plainer lines throughout. The new season lambs increased in supply and were well presented. The old grades mainly consisted of trade weights and a few heavy and extra heavy weights, while store new seasons were well supplied. All the buyers were operating and competition was a little softer resulting in a slight easing of the market. New season trade weight lambs held firm and sold from $172 to $202, averaging 800c, while the heavy weights sold from $213 to $230/head, or 830c/kg cwt. Old trade weight lambs were around $8/head cheaper and averaged from 790c to 820c/kg cwt. Most of the heavy trade weight lambs sold from $176 to $198/head. Heavy weight lambs were $5 to $6/head easier and averaged from 760c to 800c/kg cwt.
A few pens of heavy and extra heavy weight lambs sold from $205 to $240/head. Mutton numbers stayed steady and quality was varied throughout.
Medium Merino ewes were firm and averaged $115/head or 460c/kg cwt. Heavy first cross ewes were slightly cheaper and averaged from $122 to $137/head or 400c to 450c/kg cwt.
NEW SEASON LAMBS
49 Lislga Lodge, Picola 230.00
13 DG & SL Cheshire, Burrowye 225.00
70 B Bourke, Nathalia 213.60
77 C & K Smith, Oaklands 190.60
39 I & S Vincent, Beechworth 190.00
137 RW Black & Sons, Corowa 185.00
35 C Dunn, Culcairn 185.00
80 Lilow Past Co, Jindera 175.00
152 Schoen Past Co, Corowa 168.00
117 RJ Lubke, Alma Park 245.00
34 MW & KM Lavis, Balldale 238.20
77 Hermiston Ag, Mulwala 236.00
27 Waldeck, Henty 225.00
47 Vallacantronics, Dookie 219.60
15 R & J Dewhurst, Corowa 215.00
65 Failand Family Trust, Corowa 205.20
50 Valeclare, Boorhaman 205.00
36 Canawar, Jerilderie 205.00
46 Brooks Farms, Barooga 200.00
24 JF Kelly, Rutherglen 200.00
101 NJ & EE Macartney, Coreen 200.00
126 NR McKenzie & Son, Coreen 195.00
38 Shady Park, Berrigan 192.00
189 Hehir, Finley 171.20
120 L Clifton & Sons, Coreen 169.00
24 B O’Connor, Jindera 145.00
43 N Derrick, Bowyea 140.00
243 C & K Smith, Oaklands 140.00
51 P & E Curran, Rutherglen 140.00
10 RH Wiesner & Co, Walla Walla 130.00
75 Kentucky P/L, Coreen 150.00
61 KR & T Williams, Rand 135.00
13 DM & RW Merkel, Rand 130.00
12 PJ & GL Lieschke, Walla Walla 125.00
88 Schubi, Corowa 124.00
Thursday, August 9
Yarding: 41380. Change: down 5620.
Numbers declined and quality across the heavy categories was good. There were 5000 new season lambs offered and the trade weights were well presented while the older trade lamb grades tended to be varied in finish. There were mainly trade and heavy weights penned and the store new seasons were well supplied. All the usual buyers were present and operating and competition was very strong on the well finished lines. Light new season lambs to the processors averaged $154, up $12 while store lambs averaged from $59 to $122/head. Medium and heavy trade weight new season lambs were $10/head dearer and more in places and averaged from 840c to 880c/kg cwt.