Dubbo Sheep Report: 29 May 2017

Dubbo Sheep Report: 29 May 2017

It was a good quality yarding with a number of heavy weight lambs along with a good selection of trade weights and Merinos.

There was also a fair percentage of light weights in from the far west. All the regular buyers were competing in a strong market.

Light weight lambs to the processors were $3 dearer with the 12kg to 18kg 2 scores selling from $95 to $129, while the lambs to the restockers sold to $126/head.

Trade lambs were $1 to $3 dearer with the 18kg to 23kg 3 scores selling from $122 to $166/head to average between 650c and 670c/kg cwt.

Merino lambs were $2 to $4 dearer with the trade weights selling from $115 to $160/head.

The heavy weight lambs were firm to $3 dearer with the over 22kg 4 scores selling from $ 153 to $227/head to average between 645c and 655c/kg cwt.

Hoggets sold to $161/head. Mutton quality was much plainer than the previous sale with only odd pens of well finished sheep throughout.

Most grades were firm to $5/head cheaper, mostly due to quality.

2 score ewes sold from $54 to $106 while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from $95 to $188 for Merinos and $172/head for crossbreds.

Merino wethers sold to $180/head.

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