Naracoorte Sheep & Lamb

April 16, 2019

Yarding 4659
Change -5007

Lambs 3587
Change -3025

Sheep 1072
Change -1982

Numbers halved, as agents yarded 3,587 lambs and 1,072 sheep to total 4,659 head overall. These sold to a smaller field of trade and processor buyers, with a number of restockers active throughout the market. Quality was very mixed with something on offer for everyone, as the lamb market varied from firm to slightly easier, while sheep sold to a cheaper trend.
Light weight lambs to the trade sold from $74 to $122, with the light weight trade 2 and 3 score types making from $114 to $138/head. Restockers purchased a variety of lambs, reflected in the prices paid from $27 up to $142/head. Trade weight 3 score lambs sold from $124 to $156/head as these lambs averaged close to the 650c/kg cwt area. Heavy lambs decreased in numbers this week as they made from $147 to $173, with the extra heavy selection ranging from $174 to a market high of $212/head. Hoggets ranged from $87 to $150 as light ewes ranged from $57 to $92/head. Medium weighted ewes ranged from $105 to $114 with the heavy pens returning vendors from $114 to a high of $185/head. Wethers ranged from $65 to $119 as rams sold from $30 to $100/head.