Naracoorte Sheep & Lamb

April 21, 2020

At the following sheep and lamb sale agents yarded 7,053 lambs and 1,881 sheep to total 8,934 head overall, with numbers doubling on the
previous week. It was a mixed quality offering which sold to the usual field of trade and processor buyers with more activity from restockers
this week as they sourced lambs to grow on. Lambs were firm to cheaper in price as sheep were again very solid and continued their strong
pricing of recent weeks.
Light lambs to the trade made from $155 to $185 as store types to the paddock sold to a high of $176 while some of these light lambs went
into a feedlot up to $182/head. Medium weighted trade lambs sold from $176 to $210/head to average around 850c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs
made from $230 to $255/head at around 780c/kg cwt.
Light weight merino lambs sold from $118 to $133 as the medium weights returned from $154 to $170 and the best of the heavy merino
lambs sold to $220/head, as these returned from 760c to 800c/kg cwt. Heavy sheep sold from $205 to $220 at 680c/kg cwt with the medium
weights making from $152 to $201/head at around 700c/kg cwt. Light sheep which were mostly merinos sold from $67 to $123, as wethers
sold to $220 and rams made from $80 to $140/head.t.