Dubbo Sheep Report: 8 May 2017

Dubbo Sheep Report: 8 May 2017

It was a fair quality yarding with a good selection of trade and heavy weight lambs along with some good runs of light weights to suit the restockers. Most of the regular buyers were operating in a fairly solid market.

Light weight lambs to the processors were $3 cheaper with the 12kg to 18kg cwt 2 scores selling from $76 to $119/head. Trade lambs were firm to $4 cheaper with the 18kg to 23kg cwt 3 scores selling from $115 to $155/head to average 620c/kg cwt. Heavy weight lambs were $3 to $4 cheaper with the over 22kg cwt 4 scores selling from $148 to $212/head, averaging 615c/kg cwt. A limited selection of Merino lambs were $8 cheaper with the trade weight Merinos selling from $112 to $149, while a single pen of heavier weights sold to $155/head. Restockers paid to $175 for first cross ewe lambs and hoggets sold to $156/head.

It was principally a good quality yarding of mutton with some top crossbreds and Merinos throughout. Light and medium weight sheep were $5 dearer while the heavy weights were up to $12 dearer due to the better quality of the yarding. The 2 score ewes sold from $68 to $108/head. The better 3 and 4 score ewes sold from $100 to $184 for Merinos and $178/head for crossbreds. Merino wethers sold to $167/head.

Source: MLA

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