Monday, August 27. Yarding: 15,908. Change: up 1139.
Lambs: 10,305. Change: up 607.
Sheep: 5603. Change: up 532.
Lamb numbers were similar and the quality was good. Close to 3,550 new season lambs were offered and a large percentage of these were trade and heavy weights. Old lambs were mostly trade and heavy weights and there were fewer extra heavy lambs penned. There was an increase in Merino lambs. The market was close to firm. New season trade weights sold from $169 to $212/head. Heavy new season lambs sold from $214 to $255/head averaging 880c to 930c/kg cwt. Old 2 score processing lambs sold from $116 to $133/head. Medium and heavy trade weights made from $170 to $212/head. Heavy old lambs sold from $196 to $244 and extra heavy lambs reached $302/head. Most averaged 870c to 890c/kg. Merino trades sold between $148 and $172 and heavy weights reached $205/head, averaging 750c to 780c/kg. Mutton numbers were steady and the quality was mixed. Prices lifted $4 to $7/head on the heavier sheep. Medium weight ewes sold from $86 to $115/head. Heavy crossbreds made from $132 to $165 and Merinos sold to $175/head. Merino wethers reached $162/head with most averaging 460c to 480c/kg.
NEW SEASON LAMBS
125 WJ & SC Miller, Numurka 255.00
50 WJ & J Sutherland, Corowa 244.00
45 Calthorpe Ag, Brocklesby 240.00
61 BJ Demeo, Berrigan 235.00
36 D & N Coyle, Barnawartha 232.20
52 BI & JL Clarke, Bowyea 231.20
26 Triangle Park, Daysdale 228.00
72 Valeclare, Corowa 224.00
34 S Hooper, Goorambat 224.00
74 IV, MV & M Wilson, Gerogery 223.20
25 WG Francis, Rutherglen 217.60
117 JL & LM Burns, Burrumbuttock 215.00
19 CG Griffin, Norong 302.20
29 Kismet Stud, Howlong 274.00
21 GB Hargreaves, Almonds 270.00
12 Lawrence & Allen, Edi Upper 268.20
14 Agcon Ind, Lake Cowal 256.60
40 AH Odewahn, Walla Walla 244.00
39 N & G Wenke, Walbundrie 240.00
133 NR McKenzie & Son, Corowa 205.00
86 L Clifton & Son, Coreen 174.00
57 B Gray, Mulwala 172.00
55 C & K Severin, Balldale 171.00
28 D & J Underwood, Coreen 165.00
104 KR & T Williams, Rand 155.00
36 T Bradford, Deniliquin 154.00
29 WG Francis, Rutherglen 152.00
73 IV, MV & M Wilson, Gerogery 150.00
57 T Leitch, Boweya 144.00
28 Middle Park, Yarrawonga 144.00
63 Buerkner & Co, Tungamah 175.00
29 Ringwood KW Past, Corowa 145.20
27 AB & AM Klein, Henty 145.20
80 Strathmore View, Rand 139.20
102 AW Zweck & Son, Henty 124.00
NVLX AGENTS’ DRAW
Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5: 1. Brian Unthank Rural, 2. Elders, 3. Corcoran Parker, 4. Paull and Scollard, 5. Peter Ruaro Livestock/ Rodwells, 6. Landmark, 7. Schubert Boers.
Thursday, August 30. Yarding: 51,000. Change: up 5000.
Lamb numbers continue to climb as producers brace for dry conditions following another week of no rain across the supply area. Quality over heavy lamb categories was good, however lambs weighing above 26kg cwt were once again limited. Trade lamb quality continues to be mixed given the pressure of the season. There were 12,800 new season lambs offered, with good numbers of trade and heavy types suiting domestic and export orders. All light lambs sold to stronger demand.