This week at Naracoorte saw 2477 lambs and 1366 sheep yarded for the regular winter buying group. Quality was mixed, with many smaller clean up lots penned, along with the few better lambs finished on grain. Lambs sold to keen competition to be a few dollars dearer, with heavy lambs reaching $275/head. Restocker activity was limited to a few pens of smaller lambs, which sold from $76 to $149/head. The
smaller offering of sheep sold to keen competition to be around firm. Heavy crossbred ewes sold to $207, with heavy Merino ewes reaching $205/head.
Light weight 2 score lambs sold from $146 to $168/head. Light trade 2 and 3 score lambs, 18kg to 22kg, sold from $176 to $208/head to average around 910c/kg cwt. Medium trade weight 3 and 4 score lambs, 22kg to 24kg, sold from $214 to $223/head and averaged around 930c/kg cwt. Heavy 3 and 4 score lambs 24kg to 26kg sold from $228 to $252/head to average around 935c/kg cwt. Export weight lambs sold from $248 to $275, with a small pen of extra heavy lambs selling at $270/head. Crossbred hoggets sold from $134 to $175/head.
Light weight 1 and 2 score sheep sold from $64 to $105/head and averaged around 520c/kg cwt. Medium weight 2 and 3 score sheep sold from $100 to $148/head, with the Merino mutton averaging around 590c/kg cwt. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $160 to $205, medium weight Merino wethers sold at $115/head, the heavy Merino sheep averaged from 605c to 630c/kg cwt. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $135 to $207, Dorper ewes sold from $140 to $181/head, the heavy crossbred sheep averaged from 560c to 590c/kg cwt. Rams sold from $90 to $190/head.