PPHS

Naracoorte Sheep & Lamb

Market Day 28 August 2018

Yarding 4337
Change 2679

Lambs 3536
Change 2039

Sheep 801
Change 640

Agents yarded an increased number of 3,536 lambs and 801 sheep, to total 4,337 head overall. An increased number of trade and processor buyers were present and active as a larger offering of new season lambs came forward to receive extremely strong competition in another dearer market. Trade weight and heavy new season lambs mainly ranged from 900c to 950c/kg cwt, with lighter types receiving more in places, with some pushing past the 1,000c/kg cwt mark. The remainder of the market was also strong with a wide range of old lambs coming forward. Sheep were also in demand, seeing a dearer trend as well.

Light new season lambs ranged from $122 to $178, as trade weight types ranged from $165 to $224 and the heavy weight selection ranged from $220 to $256/head. Light old lambs ranged from $39 to $124, with the light trade offering ranging from $132 to $152/head. Trade weight old lambs ranged from $148 to $200, as the heavy and extra heavy types ranged from $186 to $248/head.

Light hoggets ranged from $55 to $90, while the heavy selection ranged from $106 to a high of $170/head. Light weight ewes ranged from $52 to $79, while the medium weights sold from $88 to $111 and the heavy ewes returned vendors from $108 to a high of $164/head. Rams ranged from $32 to $90/head.

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