Huge lamb yarding this week at Central West Livestock Exchange

There was a huge yarding at Tuesday’s sheep sale – more than 33,600 up on the previous week. 

Lamb quality was mixed with a good quality offering of well finished and grain assisted lambs penned along with the plainer types.

There was 10,000 new season lambs penned and quality was similar to that of the previous sale. The usual buyers were present and competing in a cheaper market.

New season lambs were $3 to $5 easier with trade weights selling from $113 to $120/head. Heavy weights received from $152 to $163/head. Carcase prices averaged 630c/kg cwt.

Old lambs were also $3 to $5/head easier. Light lambs sold from $99 to $114/head. Trade weights received from $113 to $131/head.

Heavy lambs sold from $132 to $147 and extra heavy weights ranged in price from $144 to $193/head. Carcase prices averaged 562c to 576c/kg cw.

Numbers eased at Monday’s cattle sale and quality continues to be mixed. There were some lines of well finished and grain assisted cattle offered along with the plainer secondary types.

Yearlings made up the majority of the yarding. The usual buyers were present and competing in a cheaper market.

Yearling steers to feed held steady to sell from 264c to 325c/kg. Those to processors eased 15c with middle weights selling from 275c to 300c/kg.

Heavy weights ranged in price from 260 to 285c/kg. The heifer portion was 5c to 6c easier with processors paying from 253c to 290c/kg for middle and heavy weights.

Information from Meat and Livestock Australia.

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